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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Celebrates National Sandwich Month


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Celebrates National Sandwich Month

Published: 31 Jul 2022

Join us for the month of August and enjoy our classic sandwiches - Texas style

August is National Sandwich Month, and this has got us thinking, what is and where did the sandwich come from?

Whether you think of sandwiches as a lunchbox staple or a gourmet meal, they have been around for a very long time. The history of what we call a sandwich goes back to the 1700s with John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, from which the name is derived. While playing cards one night, he became hungry and didn’t want to leave the playing table to avoid losing what we think was a hot hand. To satisfy his hunger, he asked for a serving of roast beef to be put between two slices of bread to eat with his hands–thus the “sandwich” was born.

The idea of meat between bread became a classic staple all around the world. At Dickey’s Barbecue Pit we have been serving classic sandwiches since our grand opening of our very first BBQ joint, over 8 decades ago in1941. Competition style brisket, pulled pork, and ham sandwiches have been the star of the show for decades, satisfying all foodies and BBQ lovers. Even though the BBQ menu has changed, sandwiches remain a classic served in all of our locations worldwide! Although, no two sandwiches are the same with limitless combinations and variations, they all have something in common – meat & bread.

Our Westerner combines your choice of two slow-smoked meats and cheese on a hoagie roll and can be as simple as double meat or over the top with all the fixin’s. From brioche to a hoagie roll, and all the way up to the limited time King’s Hawaiian Bun, it’s the combination of bread and meat that makes a sandwich. Our bread choices paired with our hickory wood pit-smoked meats means tasty sandwiches like the King’s Hawaiian Spicy Chicken and Cheddar. Upgrade your buns on any sandwich today and just taste the difference it makes. It’s no wonder we are the best barbecue restaurant with over 550 locations, making us the largest barbecue concept franchise in the world.

The beauty of any sandwich is that the possibilities are endless–they’re only limited by your own classification and imagination. Sandwiches are what you make of them and not everyone agrees what makes a sandwich, a sandwich. If it’s just bread, meat, and the occasional topping, is a hot dog a sandwich? What about a burger? Either way, Happy National Sandwich Month!

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