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Sandwich, it’s what for lunch.
The average US worker spends $20 a week on lunches out. Since that adds up, it’s no surprise that many opt to bring their own lunch to work.
What do they bring? Sandwiches! From pastrami on rye to banh mi, workers are chowing down on delicious, bread-y concoctions.
In honor of National Sandwich Day on November 3rd, we rounded up the sandwich people in each state are most likely to be celebrating with.
Here are our most interesting findings and some fun-wich facts.
- 300 million is how many sandwiches Americans eat every day.
- Subway, and Subway franchises, alone employ over 410,000 people.
- A Subway Sandwich Artist earns an average $19k per year.
- Some like it hot- 28 states favorite sandwich is a hot one.
- Can someone talk to Massachusetts and get them to explain fluffernutter?
- Breakrooms in Wyoming probably smell a bit more like egg salad. Gross.
- Of all the sandwiches in the world, Kentucky and Ohio dig bologna…which is a choice.
- 6 states are raving fans of BBQ sandwiches- no surprise they’re mostly southern states.
- Another 6 states dig chicken sandwiches, with 6 other states choosing tuna
- Sandwiches are for breakfast too, just ask New York.
- Some states favorites are signature sandwiches, like Pennsylvania’s cheesesteak, Maines’ lobster roll, and New Jersey’s pork roll.
How We Determined This
Using Google Trends, we determined what sandwich each state eats a disproportionate amount. We examined 40 different popular sandwiches, some good ol’ classic sandwiches like peanut butter and jelly, others a bit edgier like the delicious Bahn Mi.
We, being sane humans of average intelligence, excluded hamburgers and hot dogs from our selection. While we expanded our selection beyond white bread concoctions, there are some hills worth dying on. Ours is that anything you can add ketchup to without making it gross isn’t a sandwich.
Since we used Google Trends data (based on people searching for things like “grilled cheese” and “grilled cheese recipe”), our data eschews a bit more sophisticated.
While some folks may be googling to upgrade their standard ham and cheese sandwich, a lot of us just slab it on bread and go. Similarly, what may be a lunch box favorite, might not be what we’re seeking to get from a nearby deli.
Sandwich, Lunch Time Hero
While leftovers, salads, and microwaved lunches have their place, the real lunchbox star is the sandwich. No need to heat up, just grab and nom. Bored of the same old same old?
Impossible, there are a jillion types of sandwiches. Just add a cool condiment or try a new yummy type of bread.
From turkey club to Doner kebab, there’s a little something for everyone.
The Sandwich Each State Like
|Connecticut||Bacon Egg And Cheese|
|Hawaii||Pastrami on rye|
|Iowa||Pork Tenderloin Sandwich|
|Michigan||Corned Beef Sandwich|
|Minnesota||Fried Egg Sandwich|
|Nebraska||PB And Jelly|
|New Hampshire||Roast Beef Sandwich|
|New Jersey||Pork Roll|
|New Mexico||Tuna Sandwich|
|New York||Bacon Egg And Cheese|
|North Carolina||BBQ sandwich|
|North Dakota||Ham And Cheese Sandwich|
|Rhode Island||Tuna Sandwich|
|Utah||Chicken Salad Sandwich|
|West Virginia||BBQ sandwich|
|Wyoming||Egg Salad Sandwich|