Kw-logo-smaller

National Sandwich Day

Nov 03, 2014

It's not just a cheesy (pun intended!) excuse for a holiday or a chance for Subway or Quiznos to make more dough (ha ha!). National Sandwich Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the ultimate and original convenience food - the almighty sandwich.

November 3rd is the anniversary of John Montagu's birthday, an 18th-century English noble better known as the Fourth Earl of Sandwich. As the story goes, Montagu was a hard-core gambler who didn't want to leave the game table to eat his meals. So, he told his servants to prepare his lunch meat between two pieces of bread. That, supposedly, is how we came to celebrate National Sandwich Day.

 

Everyone loves sandwiches, and most of us eat them daily, mainly for lunch. According to the National Restaurant Association hamburgers are the second most popular lunch choice by full-time workers, after fruit. In fact, 75% of restaurants that serve sandwiches offer hamburgers on their menus, and the beefy patty in a bun is the most popular carry-out item in America (take that, fruit!).

 

 

So why do people love sandwiches so much? Well, they're convenient, easy to eat, compact and so good you can eat two! The best part, though, is that you can make your sandwich as healthy or unhealthy as you want it to be. So skip the sprouts, pile on the pickles or go easy on the mayo - when it comes to sandwiches, it's up to you.

 

 

Celebrate Sandwiches

So what can you do to celebrate National Sandwich Day. For starters, you can eat a sandwich. 

Related Stories

 

60 Comments

latest videos

Sandwich_poll

What's your favorite sandwich?

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ham & Cheese
  • Turkey & Tomatoes
  • Butter & Jam

related stories

Micro_famous-sandwiches-micro
Bread, cheese, meat, vegetables and spreads - there are infinite variations possible when it come...
Micro_sandwiches-micro
Whether it’s a pb&j at a picnic or a foot long sub for supper, sandwiches are a simple, savou...
No one in Romania is going to go hungry after a world record-breaking sausage was made there!
Now that you're back in school and packing lunches every day... well, what are you packing for lu...
Micro_healthy-school-lunch-micro
Get quick and healthy lunch ideas right here - from sandwiches, fruits and vegetables to other sn...

Random in the forums

TacosandChocolate
SKITTLES RULE THE EARTH! 
reply 13 minutes
Heyyyyy_
Heyyyyy_ posted in New Users:
"TacosandChocolate" wrote:Hey, I'm new here. Pleased to meet you. So a bit about myself. I am random *throws cake at random person* I am crazy and funny and as my username says I love tacos and chocolate. Sky Blue is my made up name for role playing or Valentina Dayblossom. Sky is a goody goody and Valentina is a troublemaker and they are sisters. Once again pleased to meet you, good night. *throws skittles in air like confetti* Welcome to KW!  i am very random too and i love tht u threw some skittles in the air *grabs a yellow skittle* i was very hungry :) and btw, i LIVE for chocolate!!! 
reply 15 minutes
TacosandChocolate
Hey, I'm new here. Pleased to meet you. So a bit about myself. I am random *throws cake at random person* I am crazy and funny and as my username says I love tacos and chocolate. Sky Blue is my made up name for role playing or Valentina Dayblossom. Sky is a goody goody and Valentina is a troublemaker and they are sisters. Once again pleased to meet you, good night. *throws skittles in air like confetti*
reply 22 minutes
brunostar
brunostar posted in General:
I just realized the typo in the title
reply 31 minutes
Whitepaws101
Whitepaws101 posted in General:
Wow... Boy have I grown. To anybody reading this, whether you a be a past friend or current user, I really hope you're well. I've changed a lot since I've been here. Since I've left. I want you guys, my old friends (should you be reading this), to know a few things. No, I probably won't be back. Not for a very very long time. Yes, I miss you all. So very much. As said, I truely hope you're all still well and happy. And I want you to know I'm happy too. After I left this site, I really found myself, as cheesy as it may sound. But I'm happier now. Not completely happy, but I'm happier. And now, something that everyone could hear. Something that everyone should hear. I hope you all have a great life, for life is a gift we are given so very little of. Use it as you will, but be wise with it. Let nobody else deprive you because of the color of your skin, the thoughts on your mind, or the love in your heart. You're all so very beautiful and smart, in you're own grand way. You deserve this gift you've been given. Each and everyone of you. If you ever think that no one seems to care, always remember that even if you don't know me and I don't know you, I care. I care so very very much. I'll see you another time KW. My stay has been the most grand. Thank you all so much.
reply about 1 hour

play online games