When people hear sandwich, the first thing that pops into their mind is two pieces of bread and some kind of boring filling in the middle. This might have been true decades ago, but today, there are more specialty sandwiches and wraps than you can shake a stick at. Popular legend has it that it was John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, was the inventor of the sandwich. The legend states that he had meat and other fillings were placed in between pieces of bread so he could take his supper without disturbing his gambling sessions. Today you can find specialty sandwiches and wraps that range from simple to truly outrageous.
Specialty Sandwiches & Wraps Trivia
- Three hundred million sandwiches and wraps are eaten in America every day, that’s almost one for every person in America daily.
- Po’boy, wedge, blimpie, torpedo, hoagie, hero, grinder, sub, and potbelly, these are names for oblong-shaped sandwiches.
- The most expensive commercially available is the ‘Quintessential Grilled Cheese’, it’s served at Serendipity 3 in New York City and it sells for $214.
- The most popular sandwich in the USA is a simple ham sandwich. Basically just a slice of ham in between two slices of bread.
- Wraps are considered specialty sandwiches,
- The largest sandwich in the world weighed in at 5,440 pounds and was made in Michigan in 2005.