5 Savory Facts About Sandwiches


Sandwiches are beloved by people all over the world. Their versatility and portability make them an ideal meal at any time of day. The more facts about sandwiches you learn, the more you appreciate how their ability to be customized to any preference makes them the perfect food. From traditional submarine sandwiches to international options like the banh mi and bocadillo, sandwiches are found just about everywhere. Be warned: these sandwich facts may make you hungry!

5 Delicious Sandwich Facts

    1. The largest sandwich ever made weighed 5,440 pounds. (source) The sandwich that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest sandwich was made by Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill in Roseville, MI in the United States. It was 12 feet long, 12 feet wide, and contained corned beef, cheese, lettuce, and mustard.
    1. The most popular sandwich in America is the grilled cheese. (source) In a recent poll, 79% of Americans said they really like or somewhat like grilled cheese sandwiches. The second most popular sandwich was the grilled chicken sandwich which is liked by 75% of Americans.
    1. The sandwich was allegedly invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. (source) The story goes that Lord Sandwich was an avid gambler and often requested meals at the card table. He would ask for meat in between two slices of bread so he could easily eat while playing cards. However, Lord Sandwich’s biographer asserts it was more likely that he ate his first “sandwich” at his work desk.
    1. November 3 is National Sandwich Day in the U.S. (source) In case you need a reason to enjoy a sandwich, November 3 is they official day to do so.
    1. The world’s most expensive sandwich costs $214. (source) The most expensive sandwich in the world comes from Serendipity 3 in New York City. The Quintessential Grilled cheese consists of bread (made with edible gold flakes and Dom Perignon champage), white truffle butter, and rare Caciocavallo Podolico cheese. It comes with a tomato lobster bisque dipping sauce.

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