Storytelling of the Sandwich

British Sandwich Week

What is the History of the Sandwich?

As legend has it, in 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, invented the meal that changed dining forever. It is said he was playing cards and did not want to leave the gaming table to eat. He asked for a serving of roast beef to be placed between two slices of bread so he could eat with his hands. Thus, the sandwich was born. Some 250 years later, Earl of Sandwich restaurants have embraced the idea and crafted it into a made-to-order, freshly baked sandwich like no other!

When did the first Earl of Sandwich Open and Where?

Our flagship location opened in Orlando, Florida at the original Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Walt Disney World (now called Disney Springs) during March of 2004. Over the last 15 years, we have opened an additional 33 locations in the United States and another in France at Disneyland Paris!

Who is the Earl?

The title “Earl” is a title much like that of Duke or Duchess. It is a title of Royalty and there is even an Earl of Sandwich to this day! Our restaurant is named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich! How does Earl of Sandwich come up with their menu? History alongside modern tastes have been the inspiration behind developing our menu. We have the classics such as the Earl’s Club or the Ham & Swiss but also have some more creative options like the Chipotle Chicken Avocado or the Hawaiian BBQ!

In addition to the impressive sandwich’s Earl of Sandwich offers, we also have breakfast sandwich options, salads, wraps, artisanal soups, and even open-faced sandwich bread style pizzas! What is a meal without dessert though? Each Earl of Sandwich carries a line-up of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! Our unique menu is a combination of traditional recipes and homemade ingredients that would make the 4th Earl of Sandwich proud.

Visit your Local Earl of Sandwich Today!

With 34 locations across the US (and one in Disneyland Paris!) be sure to visit your nearest Earl of Sandwich soon! Each of our locations uses the freshest ingredients that are assembled with care and attention. Better yet, go ahead and sign up for our rewards program to earn yourself points redeemable for exclusive gifts and promotional offers!