The most popular sandwich in the United States is the turkey sandwich, according to Yuval Rosenberg for The Fiscal Times. After turkey, ham comes in at a close second followed by peanut butter and jelly and the grilled cheese.
Other popular sandwiches include chicken sandwiches, submarine sandwiches and BLTs. Around 75 percent of all restaurants in the country serve sandwiches as part of their menu, states Rosenberg. Some of the most popular trends for restaurant sandwich options include barbecue sandwiches, chipotle flavorings and pesto sauce, notes Ashley Lutz for Business Insider.
For breakfast, one of the most popular sandwiches is an English muffin with poached eggs, Canadian bacon and American cheese, explains Echo Surina for HowStuffWorks. Variations on this sandwich include substituting regular bacon for Canadian bacon or using Swiss cheese instead of the traditional American slice.
The sandwich gained popularity in 18th century England but did not catch on in the United States until well after the American Revolution because of a culture that tried to avoid many things British, according to Surina. Every region of the country has different types of cuisine, including specialty sandwiches such as the po' boy in New Orleans, the Philly cheese steak in Philadelphia and barbecued beef throughout the Southern United States.