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National Sandwich Month

It's time to stack it up and celebrate National Sandwich Month with delicious flavors, creative combos, and mouthwatering bites!
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When it is?
August 1
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Introduction

Get ready to indulge in your favorite sandwich creations all month long, because August 1 marks the start of National Sandwich Month! This month-long celebration of one of America's most beloved foods has been around since the early 2000s. Did you know that the word "sandwich" was first coined by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, in the 18th century? He wanted a meal that he could eat with one hand while playing cards – and thus, the sandwich was born. From classic PB&Js to gourmet paninis, there are endless possibilities for creating delicious sandwiches. So let's raise our bread slices and toast to this tasty holiday!

History of National Sandwich Month

National Sandwich Month Dates

National Sandwich Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1762</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sandwich Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first sandwich was made by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who wanted a one-handed meal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peanut Butter & Jelly Era</div><div class='timeline-text'>PB&J gained popularity in America when the slicing of bread was revolutionised.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sub Sandwich Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of a sub sandwich was popularized in fast-food restaurants, marking a significant change in sandwich design.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Sandwich Franchise</div><div class='timeline-text'>Subway, one of the first sandwich-specific food chains, began franchising, expanding the accessibility of sandwiches worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Panini Press Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The panini press gathered popularity in the US, introducing a new take on classic sandwiches.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Sandwich Month Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Sandwich Month was established in August to honor and celebrate the venerable sandwich.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Sandwich Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own sandwich bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and set up a DIY sandwich bar with different types of bread, meats, cheeses, and toppings. Everyone can make their own unique sandwich creation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new sandwich recipe each week</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new sandwich recipe each week during National Sandwich Month. You can find inspiration online or in cookbooks, and it's a fun way to expand your sandwich horizons.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a sandwich-themed potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a potluck where everyone brings their favorite sandwich dish. You'll have a variety of sandwiches to try and can even have a friendly competition for the best one.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local sandwich shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support local businesses and celebrate National Sandwich Month by trying out a new sandwich shop in your area. You may find a new favorite sandwich or even discover a hidden gem.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a sandwich-inspired playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a playlist with songs that mention sandwiches or have "sandwich" in the title. It's a fun way to set the mood for your National Sandwich Month celebrations.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Sandwich Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sandwiches are versatile and customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From classic PB&Js to towering club sandwiches, the possibilities for sandwich creations are endless. You can add any combination of meats, cheeses, vegetables, sauces, and spreads to fit your taste preferences and dietary needs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They make for a quick and easy meal option</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you're short on time or on-the-go, sandwiches are the perfect solution. Packed with protein and nutritionally balanced when made with whole grain bread and healthy fillings, they can provide a satisfying meal in just minutes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They can evoke nostalgic memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's your mom's special grilled cheese or memories of summer camp sack lunches, sandwiches can take us back to simpler times. National Sandwich Month is the perfect opportunity to recreate some of these childhood favorites and share them with family and friends.</p></div></div>

5 Delectable Facts to Devour for National Sandwich Month

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Longest Sandwich was Over 2,400 feet Long</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2004, a whoppingly long and record-breaking sandwich was made in Beirut, Lebanon stretching up to 2,411 feet- that's about twice the height of the Empire State Building.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a Right Way to Construct a Sandwich</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to food scientists, placing the lettuce under the cheese and meat can prevent the bread from getting soggy by creating a moisture barrier.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Bread makes all the Difference</h3><p class='facts-content'>The crust and interior texture of the bread can affect a sandwich’s overall flavor and how the ingredients interact. This is why certain types of sandwiches like the classic Reuben are traditionally served on rye.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans Eat more than 300 Million Sandwiches Daily</h3><p class='facts-content'>On scale, that's roughly one sandwich per person in the USA making it an essential part of American dietary habits.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The BLT becomes Popular in the US post WWII</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich boomed in popularity after World War II with the rise of supermarkets where the ingredients could be easily accessed all year round.</p></div></div>

National Sandwich Month FAQs

When is National Sandwich Month?

National Sandwich Month is celebrated on August 1 every year. In 2024 National Sandwich Month will occur on a Thursday.

National Sandwich Month Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Aug 1

Tuesday

2024

Aug 1

Thursday

2025

Aug 1

Friday

2026

Aug 1

Saturday

2027

Aug 1

Sunday

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