The sandwich was supposedly invented by the Earl of Sandwich, who was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the table for meals, and demanded something he could eat with one hand. It caught on amongst other players, who ordered “the same as sandwich” – thus, “the sandwich”.
A guy made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch — he grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, traveled to boil ocean water for salt, etc — it took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn’t think it tasted very good.
The United States Department of Agriculture says a sandwich must contain at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread.
A Massachusetts court ruled that a sandwich must contain two slices of bread, thus legally barring tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from being called “sandwiches.”