The sandwich is one of the most popular foods all around the globe. It is tasty, it is easy to make and first and foremost- it is a top favourite snack everywhere. And along with its popularity, the story of its origin is also really interesting. Did you know, that the sandwich was actually invented during a gambling session?
The story says that it all started back in 1762 in England, while John Montagu was in the middle of a gambling session. Montagu is famous for having had a serious gambling problems, which lead do spending long periods of time on the card tables. During one such game, John kept playing and playing when at some point he became hungry. Of course, he didn’t want to leave the gambling session, so he ordered the cook to bring him some meat between sliced bread so that he doesn’t have to leave the table. So he kept playing and eating at the same time, and that is how the Sandwich was born.
It is rather unlikely to assume that John Montagu was the first man to ever take 2 slices of bread and put meat between them, but he was the man whose story made it popular around the world. Later on the Sandwich was named after him, (John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich) so that this tasty snack has a famous name. The story has been spread by a French Travel Guide about London first and got so popular until today, especially in the gambling society.
This is one of the many interesting facts about gambling, which a lot of people are not aware of. It shows that gambling is not just about money, but also history, culture and creative ideas. And who knows- if it wasn’t for gambling, maybe the sandwich wouldn’t exist at all.