Here are 13 kickass and interesting facts about sandwiches.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a sandwich must contain at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread.
Albuquerque, NM, started paying the homeless to clean up abandoned homeless camps around the city. The participants must work hard and on average five to six hours a day. In return, they get $9 an hour plus a lunch of sandwiches, chips, and granola bars.
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool’s Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon.
A Minnesota-based YouTuber once made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch. He grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, traveled to boil ocean water for salt, etc. It took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn’t think it tasted very good.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were originally considered a delicacy, only enjoyed by those of the upper class.
The sandwich was named after Lord Sandwich – a gambler who didn’t have time to eat during a play so he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat in between slices of bread.
31% of the calories and 60% of the Fat in Burger King’s sandwich comes from the mayonnaise alone.
A Chicago man once robbed a Subway and then crossed the street to buy a Potbelly sandwich with the money.
Quiznos sued one of its franchise because they did not put enough meat on their sandwiches. The franchise counter-sued Quiznos and won.
Massachusetts court ruled that a sandwich must contain two slices of bread, thus legally barring tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from being called “sandwiches.”
John Young, the pilot of Gemini 3, was reprimanded for smuggling a corned beef sandwich onto the spacecraft.
McDonald’s restaurants on Canada’s east coast have a seasonal “McLobster” sandwich.
Portugal’s national sandwich has steak, ham,fresh sausage, dry sausage, cheese – and then it’s covered in melted cheese and beer sauce.