National Sandwich Month

August is National Sandwich Month, which begs the question: What kind of sandwich do you like? Personally, we have always been fans of the classics, such as the chicken sandwich, the roast beef sandwich, and even the tuna fish sandwich, but we know that everyone has their own tastes.

Some people like the classics, and others like to try out new or unusual sandwiches, such as the waffled hash brown Croque Monsieur or the Italian stuffed meatloaf sandwich. No matter what sandwich you personally prefer, August is the month to make it. Now head out there and whip up some sandwiches for friends and family members during this month.

The History of National Sandwich Month

When we first started this article, we couldn’t find out who had invented National Sandwich Month. This led us to believe that the whole month was lost to history. Fortunately, we were able to find out who invented it, and once we did, it wasn’t a big surprise, to be honest.

This month was created by the Wheat Flour Institute in 1952. This isn’t surprising since who has more to gain from people eating more sandwiches than an organization that represents the flour industry?

Some Amazing Facts About Sandwiches

Okay, let’s go over some amazing facts about sandwiches that we feel everyone will appreciate. We found the following factoids on the Internet and thought they were quite interesting, so we decided to share them.

  • According to legend, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, invented the sandwich during a card game.
  • The average American will have eaten over 1,400 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school.
  • Every day, over 300 million sandwiches are consumed in the United States.
  • The most popular American sandwich is the ham sandwich, with the BLT as the second most popular.
  • In St. Louis, the Imo’s Extra Special is popular. This sandwich is made with ham, roast beef, salami, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and salad dressing.
  • May 4th is National Hoagie Day.
  • November 3rd is National Sandwich Day.

Observing National Sandwich Month

Well, in our estimation, the one and only way to observe this month is by making some sandwiches and either enjoying them yourself or sharing them with your friends, family members, and co-workers.

And while you’re doing that, don’t forget to capture a photo of the sandwich and post it online using the hashtag #NationalSandwichMonth. Let us all see what you’ve created to satisfy the hunger of the masses.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 1 Thursday
Next year (2025)
August 1 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 1 Tuesday
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