29 Oct National Sandwich Day
National Sandwich Day . Maybe it’s just us but the idea of a(nother) day to celebrate the veritable combination of deliciousness wrapped between to slices of baked perfection (in this case, wafers) is fine by us. With National Sandwich Day held on November 3rd each year, let’s look at a little sandwich history, shall we?
Truth be told, the classic sandwich originated from Lord Sandwich, or John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. It is rumored that Montagu was a big gambler. In an effort to not leave his table during a game, he requested his servants bring him some slices of bread with meat inside. Later, his gambling friends began ordering “the same as Sandwich,” thus giving birth to the infamous “sandwich.”
- The largest sandwich ever created was 5,440 pounds.
- Americans eat 300 million sandwiches every day. This averages out to be about 3.7 sandwiches a week.
- The most popular sandwich is the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly. In fact, the average American will have eaten 1,500 PB & J’s before they graduate high school.
- The most expensive sandwich in the world is retailed at $214 and is called “The Quintessential Grilled Cheese” at Serendipity in New York. This sandwich features bread made with Dom Pérignon champagne, gold flakes and buttered with truffle butter.
- Other classic names of the sandwich are: Hero, hoagie, potbelly, grinder, sub, torpedo, blimpie, wedge and po’ boy.
- The most expensive sandwich ever purchased sold for $28,000 on Ebay. It was a grilled toast that looked like it had a picture of the Virgin Mary on it.
- Hawaii used to be called “The Sandwich Islands.”
- The most sandwiches made in one hour is 49,100 at Temple University.
- Sandwiches are in part so popular because of their portability, customization, cost, and easy preparation.
- Sandwiches are so versatile they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- 52% of sandwiches are made at home, and 48% are made away from home.
Most Popular Sandwiches
There are several varieties of sandwiches but that’s just the sandwich being humble. In fact, there’s hundreds of sandwich combos and options. The US is credited for the origination of over 60 different kinds of sandwiches alone! Some of these include: Hamburgers, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Sloppy Joe’s, Club sandwiches, BLT’s, Philly Cheesesteak, French Dip, Reuben, Tuna Fish, Submarines, Grilled Cheese aaaaand… the Ice Cream Sandwich.
How to Celebrate National Sandwich Day
We think it’s kind of obvious but typically, a sandwich has meat and vegetables slabbed in between two slices of bread. To celebrate National Sandwich Day, we humbly suggest you chow down on your favorite mouthwatering sandwich of choice, followed up with a sweet, sweet FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwich for dessert.
With nine different FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwiches flavors to choose from, plus two more seasonal flavors, you can enjoy a new flavor all week long. Celebration INDEED.