National Sandwich Month

August is National Sandwich Month, which begs the question: what kind of sandwich do you like? Personally, we have always been a fan 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 other people like to try out new or usual 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 at a card game.
  • The average American will have eaten over 1,400 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate high school.
  • Every day, over 300 million sandwiches are eaten in the United States.
  • The most popular American sandwich is the ham sandwich. The BLT is the second most popular.
  • In St. Louis, the Imos Extra Special is popular. This is a sandwich made with ham, roast beef, salami, Lettuce, Tomatoes, pickles, and salad dressing.
  • The 4th of May is National Hoagie Day.
  • The 3rd of November is National Sandwich Day.

Observing National Sandwich Month

Well, in our estimation, the one and the 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 created to satisfy the hunger of the masses.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 1 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
August 1 Thursday
Last year (2022)
August 1 Monday
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