What Is New York’s Favorite Sandwich?
Today is National Sandwich Day. So if you had to guess, what would you say is New York's favorite sandwich?
It can be defined as a piece of meat between two pieces of bread. Simple as that. But man do we love them. I mean, we eat over 300 million of them per day here in America. That's a lot of sandwiches!
They were invented and made popular back in 1762 by a guy named John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Yes...there was an Earl of Sandwich.
"Montagu had a substantial gambling problem that led him to spend hours on end at the card table. During a particularly long binge, he asked the house cook to bring him something he could eat without getting up from his seat, and the sandwich was born. Montagu enjoyed his meat and bread so much that he ate it constantly, and as the concoction grew popular in London society circles it also took on the Earl’s name."
It's tough to define a sandwich though. Some people will say it's a piece of meat between two pieces of bread. But what about peanut butter and jelly? There's no meat there. What about a portobello mushroom sandwich? There's no meat there. What about a hotdog? That's a piece of meat that sits between two pieces of bread. Well...kind of. (No...I don't think a hotdog counts as a sandwich.)
So if we eat so many sandwiches, there's a good chance that people are talking about sandwiches on google, right?
A study was done based on google trends and determined the favorite sandwiches of each state. In New York, our favorite sandwich is...bacon, egg, and cheese?
A breakfast sandwich is our favorite? Is it all the Tim Horton's? All day breakfast from McDonalds?
Across the rest of the country, chicken sandwiches seem to be the favorite in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Nevada. Tuna was big too, coming up as the favorite in Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
Want to see the rest of the states? Click here.