The Sandwich That Started It All®

Sandwich Charter

Our family knows about great sandwiches. We Invented the Sandwich® and have been eating sandwiches since 1762. Using 250 years of experience, we bring you today we have set up Earl of Sandwich® to make delicious sandwiches for you. Our secret is our famous artisan bread baked when you order, and traditional family recipes prepared with fresh ingredients. We are a family who loves making sandwiches and sincerely hope you enjoy eating them.

A Noble Beginning

In 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich®, invented the meal that changed dining forever. As the story goes, he was playing cards and did not want to leave the gaming table to eat. He asked for a serving of roast beef to be placed between two slices of bread so he could eat with his hands. Thus, the Sandwich was born.

The Legacy Continues

Who could be better to continue the tradition of the sandwich than the descendants of its inventor? In 2004, Lord John Montagu, the 11th Earl of Sandwich® and his son, the Honorable Orlando Montagu, direct descendants of the inventor of the sandwich, partnered with Robert Earl, founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood®, to launch the Earl of Sandwich® restaurants.

Our Commitment to Quality

Some 250 years after the invention of the sandwich, Earl of Sandwich® restaurants have embraced the idea and crafted it into a made-to-order, freshly baked sandwich like no other. Our menu pays tribute to the art of the sandwich. From our signature namesakes like The Original 1762® and The Full Montagu, to our fresh salads, we believe in using the highest quality ingredients in everything we serve. We believe that sandwiches are more than a convenience food; they should be carefully crafted and thoroughly enjoyed.

We made the first sandwich. Now we make the best sandwich.

EARL OF SANDWICH® – THE WORLD’S GREATEST HOT SANDWICH®