A sandwich: food between two slices of bread. The sandwich is named after John Montagu 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718 – 1792) and possibly his invention. The Earl of Sandwich was a very busy man, in the navy, in politics, a keen card player and did not have time to have a full meal. He would order a portion of salt beef between two slices of toasted bread, for convenience and speed while engaged with his activities. Other people would order "the same as Sandwich" and the term stuck. Today the sandwich fillings have expanded to include a greater choice of fillings.
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