A Dagwood sandwich
is a thick, multi-layered sandwich
made up of a wide variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments. It was named after Dagwood Bumstead
, a character in the comic strip Blondie
, who frequently makes enormous sandwiches.
Though the actual contents of a Dagwood remain obscure, such a sandwich seems to involve large quantities and varieties of cold cuts, sliced cheese, and additional slices of bread. An olive pierced by a toothpick, or wooden skewer, usually crowns the edible superstructure.
In the American animated series Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scooby are often seen making Dagwood-esque sandwiches.
“Dagwood sandwich” has been included in Webster’s New World Dictionary, and “Dagwood” (referring to the sandwich) has been included in the American Heritage Dictionary.
In May 2006, plans for a Blondie-themed restaurant chain were announced. The Dagwood will be sold as a 1.5-pound sandwich.
Prior to 2004, Denny’s
used to offer a breakfast sandwich consisting of a three egg sausage omelet, bacon
, American cheese
, shaved ham
in between sliced boule bread
. Without its sides, it came in at 1,251 calories.