Sandwich celebrates 250th anniversary of the sandwich
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered
beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably
did not think his request would become a global convenience
The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving so
that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends
asked "to have the same as Sandwich", according to the British
The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent
town of Sandwich, which is the earldom of the Montagu family, is
celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal.
Sir Edward Montagu, a prominent naval commander, became the first
Earl of Sandwich when he was offered a peerage in 1660.
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