Today is a celebration of one of America's favorite foods: the sandwich! It is no coincidence that November 3 is also the birthday of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. This 18th century English noble wanted to eat his meal with one hand during a 24-hour gambling event, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunchmeat between two slices of bread. To commemorate the birth of the world's first sandwich-maker, November 3 is now National Sandwich Day.
What's the most popular sandwich in America? Why, the hamburger, of course! Chicken sandwiches are a close second. If you haven't seen the many commercials from Subway here is what they are doing. Subway is giving a free foot long sub for everyone you buy today and encouraging you to give away the free one. The commercials have the person giving the sub away to a stranger.