Special Report

America’s 22 Favorite Sandwiches

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7. Club
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 68%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 9%
> Never tried it: 8%

There’s a theory that the name of this popular sandwich is an acronym, standing for “chicken under lettuce and bacon.” More likely is the alternate theory that the name is short for “clubhouse sandwich,” so named because it was first made at the Saratoga Club House (a gambling den in Saratoga Springs, New York) or possibly the Union Club in New York City. Often constructed as a triple-decker, it is sometimes made with turkey instead of chicken, and ham may be added to either version.

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6. BLT
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 69%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 12%
> Never tried it: 7%

The bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich — the BLT — is thought to have descended from Victorian-era tea sandwiches. This popular diner staple is closely related to the club sandwich. Some popular extra ingredients in the BLT include sprouts, avocado, and spicy mayo.

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5. Ham
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 69%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 5%
> Never tried it: 0%

The ham sandwich is more than just several slices of ham on bread. The sandwich can also have cheese, mustard, mayo, as well as tomatoes and onion. There are, of course, many more variations. Some call for sour cream to be added to the mix as well.

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4. Roast beef
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 71%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 11%
> Never tried it: 5%

The roast beef sandwich consists of several thinly-sliced deli roast beef, lettuce, and tomato on rye bread. Of course, the type of bread can vary, and so can the additional ingredients. Some recipes add a mixture of mayo, horseradish, and chili sauce, topped by sliced red onions.

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3. Turkey
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 75%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 9%
> Never tried it: 3%

Turkey sandwiches are a popular snack after Thanksgiving because there is usually some leftover roast turkey. Of course, the turkey in the sandwich can also just be sliced deli turkey. What also usually goes on a turkey sandwich is mayo, onion, lettuce, and tomatoes. Cranberry sauce is optional.

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