A quick look at the chain’s history reveals its iconic ties to the creation of the sandwich. Earl of Sandwich was co-founded by the 11th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, a descendent of the man who invented the bread-and-meat meal more than 250 years ago.
It’s been 15 years since Montagu teamed up with his son Orlando Montagu and Planet Hollywood’s Robert Earl to create the now-nationwide chain. The brand has stayed true to itself, continuing to serve up simple sandwiches hot and fast and look for passionate franchisees.
“We are delighted and honored to have been voted the No. 1 top Fast Casual restaurant by TripAdvisor travelers,” Robert Earl, co-founder of Earl of Sandwich, said in a statement. “On behalf of my partner, John Montagu, the 11th Earl of Sandwich and myself, I want to thank TripAdvisor travelers for recognizing our commitment to excellence. I also want to thank our amazing EoS team for their hard work and dedication.”
QSR recently spoke with Robert Earl about the last 15 years of Earl of Sandwich, franchising and growth plans moving forward, and, of course, the brand’s storied origins. Read more about the future of the brand here.
What TripAdvisor diners say: “This place is amazing the food is so delicious.”