In 1762, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had his
hands full, literally. As First Sea Lord, he commanded the mighty
British Navy, was a noted explorer, and also a dedicated gambler
with a love of day long card games.
This led to little time for food, so he came up with the
ingenious idea (some say at the card table) of putting meat between
two slices of bread. From then on it did not matter if you were
fighting a great sea battle or laying down a Royal Flush, you could
eat great food without too much fuss.
Thus in 1762, the sandwich was named after its inventor, John
Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Now 250 years later, the current
11th Earl and the Sandwich family remain passionate about the
world's most popular quick food that carries their name and have
developed the sandwich everyone has been waiting for…
The World's Greatest Hot Sandwich®