National Sandwich Day - November 3
Fri, Nov 3, 2023

National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day is one of the most beloved American holidays celebrated on November 3rd. The snack was named after the Earl of Sandwich, who is said to have invented it. The sandwich is the most popular snack and one of the oldest. The name sandwich wasn’t used until 1762 when the Earl of Sandwich asked his cook to prepare a dish for him that he could eat without having to take a break from gambling, or using cutlery.


The sandwich was first used many years ago, and is believed to have originated in England. The dish was not featured in an American cookbook until 1815. It is said that the Earl of Sandwich was a gambler, and he asked the cook to prepare a dish that he could eat without interruption and without using cutlery. The cook took boiled meat and placed it between two slices of toast.

Interesting facts

  • According to the US Department of Agriculture, a true sandwich must contain more than 35% meat and no more than 50% bread.
  • Elvis Presley was a big fan of sandwiches and flew to Denver to eat his favorite.
  • MGM’s famous lion symbol survived a plane crash in 1927, thanks to milk, water, and sandwiches.
  • Depending on the type of bread, a sandwich can be a gourmet meal.
  • The McDonald’s restaurant chain serves a seasonal dish, the McLobster sandwich.

How to take part

Celebrate National Sandwich Day by making sandwiches, experimenting with new recipes and food combinations. Consider donating sandwiches to those in need. If you are feeling creative, come up with some unique sandwich recipes and cook them live on your channel. Alternatively, visit a local cafe or restaurant and see what delicious sandwiches they have to offer!

When is National Sandwich Day celebrated in 2023?

National Sandwich Day is observed on November 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday November 3 2023
Sunday November 3 2024
Monday November 3 2025
Tuesday November 3 2026

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