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New Jimmy John's Sub Is a 'Cardiologist's Nightmare'

The 2,190 calories in the Gargantuan exceeds the US government's recommended daily intake

(Newser) - Construction workers and college students are apparently ravenous. Those are the ones, among others, being targeted by the Jimmy John's sandwich chain with its newest offering: the JJ Gargantuan , a 2,190-calorie beast that exceeds in caloric content what the US government recommends most people should eat in one... More »

Bread Truck Hits Truck Filled With Deli Meats

Traffic accidents don't usually make us this hungry

(Newser) - America, there has to be a better way to make a sandwich. Gothamist reports a truck carrying deli meats collided with a truck carrying bread early Friday morning in New Jersey. The "sandwich-like spill" left Interstate 287 in Piscataway covered in bread and meat, according to NBC New York... More »

Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? Merriam-Webster Rules

Yes, it is

(Newser) - Putting the kibosh on the great Memorial Day weekend debate you probably didn't know was happening, Merriam-Webster took to Twitter to declare, once and for all, that a hot dog is a sandwich, reports the New York Post . “We know: the idea that a hot dog is a... More »

Lawsuit Forces Subway to Measure Its 'Footlongs'

Some were only 11 or 11.5 inches!

(Newser) - Subway customers can finally rest assured that their "Footlong" sandwiches will be as long as promised, the AP reports. A judge last week granted final approval to a settlement of a class-action suit filed against Subway after an Australian teenager in 2013 posted an image of his sandwich on... More »

Man Spent 6 Months Making Sandwich 100% From Scratch

Andy George takes DIY to the extreme, even making salt and killing a chicken

(Newser) - Think you know how to make a sandwich? Think again. Andy George, who hosts the "How to Make Everything" YouTube channel, has just posted his latest episode on YouTube showing that to make a chicken sandwich completely from scratch is, at least for him, a six-month, $1,500 endeavor.... More »

Spain Cops Bust Guy With 'Cocaine Sandwich'

Ham, cheese, 100g of coke—you know, the usual

(Newser) - In other circumstances, lunch might consist of a sandwich and a Coke, but Spanish police say they have arrested a Colombian national living in a resort town for his variant on the theme—the cocaine sandwich. As Sky News reports, the concoction "contained ham, melted cheese, and nine cylinders... More »

New at Burger King: Chicken Waffle Sandwich

But the first tasters aren't very enthused

(Newser) - Chicken and waffles, a comfort food favorite, is coming to ... Burger King? Yes, the fast food restaurant is testing out a chicken and waffle sandwich at select East Coast locations. How's it going? Foodbeast says it "looks like struggle," a sandwich that is essentially "a soggy... More »

'300 Sandwiches' Writer Draws Feminist Scorn

Woman is trading sandwiches for engagement ring

(Newser) - What’s a normal exchange for an engagement ring nowadays? Years of love and affection? Undying loyalty? Well, for one young lady, the answer is sandwiches … and lots of 'em! New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith stepped out of the kitchen Tuesday, revealing herself to be the previously... More »

Aussie Mystery: Who Threw a Sandwich at the PM?

Teen suspended, but he says he's just a patsy

(Newser) - A story getting big play across Australian media today: On a visit to a high school yesterday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a Vegemite sandwich thrown at her by one of the students. The alleged thrower was suspended from school for three weeks, the Brisbane Times reports, but he claims... More »

2 Customers Sue Subway Over 'Footlong' Subs

New Jersey men say they're too short

(Newser) - That didn't take long: Two Subway customers have sued the chain because their "footlong" sandwiches came up a little short, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The lawsuit by two New Jersey men comes after last week's hubbub made by customers who discovered that their sandwiches measured about a... More »

Man Attacks Women With Sword and ... Sandwich

Mark Christopher Miller allegedly smeared lady with peanut butter

(Newser) - Two Florida women were likely scared when Mark Christopher Miller rushed them with a 4-foot sword, but maybe not quite as terrified by his second weapon: a peanut butter sandwich. The 50-year-old man is accused of poking one of the women, who is six months pregnant, with the sword after... More »

Missing the McRib? McYearn No Longer

McDonald's brings back the boneless rib sandwich

(Newser) - America has apparently been salivating for the past year, and McDonald's is coming to the rescue. The mega-food-chain announced today it will be selling its McRib boneless barbecue pork sandwich nationwide until Nov. 14. Normally its franchises can choose whether to sell the sandwich, but a national release last... More »

Iowa Sandwich Shop Fights Subway Over 'Footlong'

Even if it's 12 inches long, don't call it you-know-what

(Newser) - While Subway waits to hear whether its bid to trademark the word "footlong" is successful, it's been sending out cease-and-desist letters to sandwich shops that dare to use the phrase. Now Iowa-based Casey's is fighting back (and getting some publicity to boot), notes the Consumerist , via the Des Moines ... More »

Scammer Invests in Canned Sandwiches

Man had promised to put dough in real estate, feds say

(Newser) - How do you get people to invest in a canned sandwich? You promise to invest in something else and steal their money, naturally. The SEC has filed a lawsuit against Utah money manager Travis Wright, alleging that he promised clients he’d earn them a 24% return with real estate... More »

What Your BLT Says About You

Sandwich choices offer insight into personality, love connections

(Newser) - Online dating sites and jury-selection pools may have a new criterion for determining personality traits: sandwich choice. A new study breaks down the deli line, finding, among other things, that BLT lovers are devoted perfectionists who are best matched with loyal, unselfish seafood-salad lovers, the Chicago Tribune reports. More culinary... More »

Cafés Squeezed as France Turns to Le Sandwich

Thousands of small eateries shut, but McDonalds is booming

(Newser) - France used to be the home of the three-hour lunch, complete with wine, cheese, and maybe some spirits to push indolent workers through the rest of their day. But times have changed, and so have eating habits—these days, reports the Washington Post, the French are scarfing down sandwiches in... More »

Finally, a 'Leak-Proof' Tomato

(Newser) - Dutch scientists say they've built a better tomato, ABC News reports. The “Intense” variety is being heralded as “leak-proof” and an end to soggy sandwiches by Tesco, the British supermarket chain that will sell it. The tomato—the result of a Dutch seed-breeding program—leaks virtually none of... More »

Denny's Plans Another Giveaway

(Newser) - Denny's has found its marketing niche and is sticking to it. Playing off the tough economy, the no-frills restaurant is giving away another free meal, reports Advertising Age. On the heels of its buzz-generating offer during the Super Bowl, Denny's is offering a free Grand Slamwich—it's a new one... More »

Naked Lunch? Maine Town Strips Diner of Booze

Locals unamused by skinny dip sandwich

(Newser) - A Maine restaurant has been denied a liquor license over a promotion that encourages skinny dipping in a nearby lake, the Bangor Daily News reports. The offer promised a free sandwich to any diner intrepid enough to strip and take the plunge behind the Black Frog Restaurant. After numerous complaints... More »

Man Gets Saucy, Calls 911 When Sandwich Has None

Fla. customer arrested for making fuss over dressing left off Italian sandwich

(Newser) - A Florida man became belligerent and dialed 911 when sandwich-makers at his local Subway forgot to add special sauce to his spicy Italian sandwich, the Times-Union reports. The 42-year-old construction worker rang police again when officers failed to arrive quickly enough. After failing to calm him down, police arrested the... More »

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