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