Sandwiches | Sandwich History | Diner Riverside

The sandwich was named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat.  Popularized in England in 1762, folklore says that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, while eating without getting his cards greasy.  Today, the sandwich can take many forms but most commonly its sliced vegetables, meat and cheese between two pieces of bread that act as a “container” or “wrapper”.

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