Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hungry for Lunch?

Today is the anniversary of John Montagu's birthday. It's believed that this 18th-century English noble, better known as the fourth Earl of Sandwich, wanted to eat with one hand during a 24-hour gambling bender. So, he instructed his servants to serve him his lunch meat between two pieces of bread. To celebrate the occasion, November 3 is "National Sandwich Day."

People everywhere enjoy sandwiches daily. The NRA (no, not that one--we mean the National Restaurant Association) says that after fruit, the hamburger is the second most popular lunch choice by full-time employees; 15% typically choose a hamburger for lunch. They claim it is the most popular type of sandwich in America and is offered on 75% of menus listing sandwiches, as well as being the most popular carry-out item in America. Second most popular is the chicken sandwich.

And of course, don't forget to order a Coca-Cola with that sandwich!

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