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Sandwich Facts You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
by Staff
The sandwich, while not officially named until the 18th century, started thousands of years ago when a rabbi put herbs between two pieces of matzoh. Is your sandwich knowledge only enough to fit between two pieces of bread or can you pile it high? Test your skills.

Who invented the sandwich?

  • John D. Rockefeller
  • John Wesley
  • John Montagu

Who made the Monte Cristo sandwich famous in the United States?

  • Alexander Dumas
  • Disney
  • Neither are correct.

What meats are key ingredients on a muffuletta?

  • turkey, ham and roast beef
  • salami, cappicola and provolone
  • pepperoni, sausage and hamburger

What is NOT another name for a hero sandwich?

  • grinder
  • hoagie
  • torpedo

What is the record for the largest, open-faced sandwich?

  • 1,652 pounds (749 kilograms)
  • 2,359 pounds (1,070 kilograms)
  • 3,123 pounds (1,416 kilograms)

True or False? The Philly cheesesteak was invented at a pizza restaurant.

  • true
  • false

In 18th century England, sandwiches were primarily for what group of people?

  • the working class
  • women and children
  • men

The famous Stage Deli in New York city got its start, catering to what performers at what place?

  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • Broadway

Who first patented the peanut butter making process?

  • Milton S. Hershey
  • John Harvey Kellogg
  • James L. Kraft

True or False? There really was an Earl of Sandwich.

  • true
  • false

How many peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (PB&J) will the average American eat by the time he or she graduates high school?

  • 500
  • 1,500
  • 2,000

What did NOT contribute to the rise of the sandwich in the early 1900's?

  • prevalence of pre-sliced bread
  • the Depression
  • railroad system

What are the main ingredients on a Cuban sandwich?

  • turkey, ham, pickles
  • pork, Swiss cheese, lettuce
  • ham, pork, pickles

True or False? The phrase, BLT, originated during World War II as mess hall abbreviation.

  • true
  • false

Where did the name "sub sandwich" originate?

  • from the shape of the bread, shaped like a submarine
  • an acronym, "stuff under bread"
  • a US submarine base

In the early days of sandwiches, what was the main difference between American and English sandwiches?

  • In England, the main ingredient was beef.
  • In England, sandwiches were served with beer.
  • In England, sandwiches didn't have condiments on them.

What are reasons people don't always like to serve sandwiches for dinner?

  • The meal doesn't have enough vegetables.
  • Sandwiches are often served with unhealthy sides.
  • Both answers are correct.

True or False? Subway has more franchises than McDonald's.

  • true
  • false

Where was the Sloppy Joe created?

  • St. Joseph, North Dakota
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sioux City, Iowa

What is the favorite sandwich of musical legend, Elvis Presley?

  • fried green tomatoes
  • fried banana and peanut butter
  • barbeque chicken with coleslaw