National Sandwich Day is Thursday, November 3rd. The unofficial holiday honors John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, on his birthday. According to legend, the contemporary sandwich was created when Montagu’s attendants sandwiched meat inside two slices of bread so that the Earl could eat his lunch while gambling. John is reported to prefer gambling and wanted to eat cuisine that didn’t require the use of silverware. He didn’t want anyone interfering with his hour-long gambling games, so he did this.
To celebrate free or discounted sandwich’s are being offered about town. Some of these sandwich promotions will last throughout the month of November, while others are only available on National Sandwich Day. Here’s where to go for deals on Nov. 3.
Firehouse Subs is giving its Rewards members the chance to win a free sub on National Sandwich Day by entering specific promo codes into the Firehouse Subs app. For the codes, customers are being instructed to keep up-to-date with to the brand’s social-media channels, specifically Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Sandwiches are still full-price, but this chain is offering free delivery on all orders placed through the Jersey Mike’s app. The deal runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 7.
Jimmy John’s isn’t giving away sandwiches on National Sandwich Day, but they are donating 100% of sales from their Beefy Black & Bleu sandwiches to the Jimmy John’s Foundation, a partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
On Nov. 3, McAlister’s rewards members can get a buy one, get one free sandwich reward in their account under My Rewards. You still have time to sign up and take advantage of the deal if you’re not a rewards member.
You can redeem in-store or via the McAlister’s app with code SANDWICH22 through Nov. 17. You can also have a team member scan the QR code by selecting the reward in the special offers section of My Rewards and selecting Redeem in Store.
The deal: Get $1 off any sandwich in the Panera app, including “You Pick Two” and full sandwiches, as a myPanera member on Nov. 3rd.
Not only is Popeyes giving away free chicken sandwiches on National Sandwich Day, but it’s extending the offer through Nov. 9, which is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day. Customers can get a free chicken sandwich combo (classic or spicy) for free when they buy one at regular price. You must order via the Popeyes app or website to get the deal.
On National Sandwich Day, customers can take advantage of a buy one, get one free original size sandwich at Potbelly. You can order online or via the Potbelly app and use BOGO to get the deal.
Quiznos is offering $3 off any 12-inch sub via a Q Pass for Toasty Points members to celebrate National Sandwich Day during the month of November. The promotion begins Nov. 3.
Subway is giving away free footlong subs on Nov. 3 to 10,000 people to celebrate National Sandwich Day. Here’s the catch: the deal is only for airline passengers who are stuck in the middle seat.
To enter the sweepstakes, you can visit SubwaySandwichSeat.com and upload a photo of yourself in the middle seat on your flight. If you’re a winner, you’ll receive a Subway gift card.
The deal: It is running a $3 breakfast deal that gets you a Bacon or Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich , and a small order of Seasoned Potatoes.
When: Through November 20
We’ll update this list as we find more restaurants participating in National Sandwich Day.