Celebrating National Sandwich Day at Disney World
Almost every day, Americans chow down on a sandwich for lunch and, sometimes, for dinner. They are tasty, easy to fix and very filling, which is why there’s been an entire day devoted to them. National Sandwich Day is November 3rd and in honor of our favorite sammis, heroes, subs, or hoagies, here are some places you can find one at Orlando’s Walt Disney World.
And by the way, in case you’re wondering, you can thank John Montagu who is credited with inventing the sandwich back in 1762.
Earl of Sandwich
Let’s start with the most obvious place to go, Earl of Sandwich, located in Disney Springs’ Marketplace. Start your day with one of their delicious hot breakfast sandwiches, including either a ham, egg and cheddar or bacon, egg and cheddar. Or, if you prefer your sandwiches for lunch, there’s a wide selection of options, including The Original 1762®, which has tender hot roasted beef topped with cheddar and horseradish sauce.
Their Full Montagu is named after the sandwich founder himself and includes hot roasted beef, turkey, swiss, cheddar, lettuce, roma tomato and mustard sauce. And, for those of you who wonder — pineapple or no pineapple — the Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken sandwich combines ham, swiss, pineapple and barbecue sauce.
There are also wraps, salads, desserts and sides, because what’s a sandwich without a side dish? At an affordable price of under $8 for most items, it’s a great way to fuel up on your way to the parks.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
At Epcot’s World Showcase, stop by France’s Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie for a French twist of an American classic — the BLT and other sandwich selections, including the Jambon Beurre, which is ham and cheese and dijon mustard butter on a demi baguette. The Croissant Jambon Fromage is ham and cheese and Béchamel on a croissant and their Brie aux Pommes has brie, apples and cranberries on multi-grain bread. The sandwich entrees range from $4.75 to $9.50.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
At the Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s Boardwalk, you can enjoy a spicy fish sandwich, a grilled chicken sandwich, or their famous Brewer’s Club which is roasted turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar and swiss cheeses, tomato, and lettuce with chipotle mayonnaise.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
If you want to take your sandwich to another level — maybe even out of this universe — make sure you eat one meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Indulge in their smoked prime rib sandwich served on grilled marble rye with grain mustard, coleslaw, caramelized onions, and swiss cheese.
They also have an oven-roasted turkey sandwich. The menu is a bit higher in price with the prime rib sandwich at $17 and the oven-roasted sandwich at $16, but it’s an investment in very happy taste buds. Isn’t that what a Disney vacation is all about?
Now you can’t have any conversation about sandwiches without mentioning the one and the only grilled cheese sandwich. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this ooey gooey goodness of a sammi. At Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs’ Town Center, adults can kick the grilled cheese sandwich up a notch with the pimento grilled cheese with six cheese (yes six!) mac-n-cheese, cheddar and pimento cheese stuffed between two slices of sourdough served. At $16, it’s a treat for cheese lovers of all ages, really.
You can also get a delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwich inside Toy Story Land. It’s delicious!
So on November 3rd, National Sandwich Day, kick back, order a sub — hot or cold — and your favorite beverage and toast John Montagu for making these delicious concoctions.