About National Sandwich Day
November 3rd is the day to celebrate this foodstuff that borders between a snack and a meal. It is a godsend for kids, parents and working professionals looking for a quick and portable way to stuff the belly daily.
The origin of the sandwich dates back about 300 years. It was popularized in 1700s England by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who ordered sliced beef between slices of bread so that he could eat while continuing to play cards. Mantagu named this 'sandwich' after his town in the county of Kent.
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- Did you know? The UK consumes 11.5 billion sandwiches a year, or 172 per person.
- Did you know? According to both the British Sandwich Association and the USA’s National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, a hot dog is not a sandwich.