Celebrate National Sandwich Month with These Historic Fan Favorites

Bite into August—otherwise known as National Sandwich Month—by ordering our fan favorite sandwiches to celebrate all month long.

Cheer on your team’s home run with a Philly cheesesteak or RSL’s latest goal with a Reuben.

Sandwich History

The history of the sandwich is said to be thanks to the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu of England, who asked his cook to make him a meal that he could hold in one hand while playing in a gambling match. 

Today, Americans celebrate National Sandwich Month each August—but they’re certainly popular any day of the year.

And who doesn’t appreciate the versatility of the sandwich that can be customized to suit a wide variety of tastes and dietary restrictions? It’s mind-boggling when you consider the potential combination of meats, cheeses, and spreads that can be placed between two slices of various breads and provide a convenient yet filling meal that can be held in your hand. 

To highlight the delicious perfection of sandwiches this month, let’s bite into some of our most popular (and historic) choices.


Like the history of the sandwich itself, the Reuben was also invented for a group of late-night poker players, but this one was reportedly created by Reuben Kulakofsky, a local grocer in Omaha, Nebraska, who first made it in 1925 at the Blackstone Hotel

Like the original, you’ll find ours filled with a generous portion of hot corned beef layered on toasted marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing. 


Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly Cheesesteak was undoubtedly created in the 1930s by two brothers, Pat and Harry Olivieri, who ran a hot dog stand near South Philadelphia’s Italian Market. While the original didn’t have provolone, the long-standing addition of the 1940s proved to be the perfect recipe, and the modern Philly Cheesesteak was born. 

Our version is served on a toasted hoagie roll with thinly sliced steak covered in grilled peppers and onions and, of course, provolone cheese. 

Classic French Dip

Los Angeles lays claim as the birthplace of the French Dip. It was actually a mistake, said Philippe Mathieu, founder of Philippe the Original, when he accidentally dropped a sandwich he was making for a customer into a pan of roast drippings in 1918. 

Tonight, dunking your sandwich in a hot and rich au jus could almost be its own sporting event as you enjoy mounds of thinly sliced roast beef piled on a toasted hoagie roll and covered in melted provolone cheese.

Classic Club 

Historically oldest sandwich on our menu, the club or “clubhouse sandwich,” began making appearances as early as 1894 at The Saratoga Club House in Saratoga Springs, New York. It has always included turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise layered between toasted bread slices. It also appeared at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, and in the 1970s, the famous chef and author James Beard officially defined it as a triple-decker tower.

Our Classic Club layers turkey, ham, and bacon with American and Swiss cheeses between 3 slices of sourdough toast with lettuce, tomato, and garlic mayonnaise. 

Celebrate National Sandwich Month with Us!

We invite you to find your favorite sporting event on our TVs, prepare yourself with plenty of napkins, and cheer on National Sandwich Month at your nearest neighborhood location

Demystifying Bout Time Food Ingredients: The Truth About What’s Really in Your Meal

Are you feeling hungry? It’s time to take a trip to your closest Bout Time for a bite to eat and a cold drink. What will you order this time? 

So many restaurants serve pre-made food; honestly, we think it’s easy to tell. That’s why our Bout Time food ingredients are fresh, and we make every meal to order.

So what can you expect from your next meal at Bout Time? First, let’s talk about it! Then, read on to learn more. 

Expect the Freshest Bout Time Food Ingredients 

We always use fresh ingredients in all of our Bout Time Meals

We use the freshest shrimp, cod, chicken, and beef that we can find. Our vegetables are always fresh and never frozen to ensure they have the best possible flavor when they make it to your plate. 

Whether you’re getting a tasty Philly cheesesteak, an excellent burger, or a mid-morning brunch omelet, you can trust that your meal is full of fresh and wholesome ingredients that weren’t left under a warming light before your arrival. 

Quality ingredients turn into quality food!

Hand-Crafted Every Time

We don’t just make your regular old bar food. We hand-make our delicious food in-house. That’s right, our fries are hand-cut, and our wings are hand-breaded. Everything is cooked to order for each guest, so it’s hot, fresh, and tasty.

Why do we go through the extra effort? Well, it tastes better! We make bar food we’d want to eat because we believe in going the extra mile for our customers and not cutting corners. 

Anyway, fresh food made by hand tastes better with an ice-cold beer, don’t you think? 

Let’s Talk About Language 

Of course, when we say that we make high-quality food with the freshest ingredients, we’re hoping that our customers understand that food names can seem confusing from time to time. English can be weird!

When we say “hamburger,” there’s no ham! Our burgers are 100% ground beef (though you can add ham if you so choose. Talk about a real “hamburger!”).  

Our French fries? Nothing French here! They’re all-American potatoes.

Yes, we’ve seen the case of that famous wing restaurant and their boneless “wings,” but we stand by our own delicious boneless wings. Our buffalo wings have delicious buffalo sauce but aren’t made from buffalo! They’re made from delicious chicken.

While chickens could never use our boneless wings to fly, they are still delicious, and to us, that’s what matters!

Eat a Great Meal at Bout Time

Bout Time may be a bar, but we take our food seriously! So when you dine with us, you’ll eat a homemade meal with the freshest ingredients. Trust us; you’ll taste the difference. 

So come down and have a hot meal and a cold beer with your friends! We can’t wait to serve you. 

Find your nearest Bout Time pub location and visit us today!