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Earl of Sandwich - A Brief History

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The Legacy of Sandwich | Euromaxx

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich did not want to leave the gambling table, so he ordered meat between two slices of bread. Everybody around the table started to order “The same as Sandwich” and so the sandwich was born. The story, however, could not be verified. John Montagu served as the first lord of the Admiralty during the American Independence War. James Cook named Hawaii after him, Sandwich Islands.
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