Never underestimate the power of a good sandwich, there’s something special about the best of the worlds toppings slipped between two slices of bread. Mayonnaise as a sandwich dressing? You betcha, slices of pickle? Of course! French fries? Don’t look at us like that, French fry sandwiches are delicious! The fact of the matter is that if you like something on its own, you’ll almost certainly like it dressed up for the ball in bread and toppings. Sandwich Day celebrates them all.
History of Sandwich Day
There is a commonly known story about the history of the word sandwich, and it’s attributed to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. One piece of that history that’s rarely discussed is the meaning of the word Sandwich and the town it comes from. Sandwich is a city in the shire of Kent in England, originally the word was spelled Sondwic, and then Sandwic, and ultimately in 1086 as Sandwice. The name of the town came from its purpose and its claim to fame, it was a market town. So what does Sandwich actually mean? “Market Town on Sandy Soil”.
John Montagu was the 4th Earl of this town, a royal title that essentially means ‘chieftain’ and placed them in charge of a territory in the King’s stead. John was a well a known lover of card games, and it’s said he originally ordered his meat to be delivered to him between two slices of bread so that he would not get his grease laden fingers on the card, nor require a fork to eat.As people heard of this, they started ordering their food “The Same as Sandwich”, and eventually just “a sandwich”. From such things are legendary culinary delights born. Sandwich Day celebrates both the Earl himself, and the wonder he brought to us in the form of the sandwich.
Beef O’Brady’s – Pick any sandwich for just $7, valid for dine in or take out
Firehouse Subs – The first 50 people to order a Hook & Ladder at any Firehouse Subs location will get a coupon for free chips and drink with any sub purchase on an upcoming visit.
Jersey Mike’s- All 1,500 locations are offering $2 off a regular sub with coupon on Facebook or email sent to club members valid Nov, 3-6
McAlister’s Deli – Grab yourself a full-size McAlister’s club for just $4 at every location in the country.
McDonald’s – Buy one, get one free sandwich with the mobile app
Penn Station – 6-inch subs are $3.99 for 2-9 p.m.
Potbelly – Free sandwich or salad with kids meal purchase
Quiznos – Buy any eight-inch sub for $5.
Subway – Subway will donate a meal to Feeding America with the purchase of a sub and 30 oz. drink.