This May Be The Best Way To Eat A Sandwich

This May Be The Best Way To Eat A Sandwich
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People tend to have a lot of opinions on how you make a sandwich, but University of Miami football coach Mark Richt is the first person I’ve ever seen to draw a very specific diagram on how to eat one.

Photo by Rene Schwietzke.

Rather than directly answer the question “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” during Atlantic Coast Conference’s Media Days weekend, Richt instead took the opportunity to sketch out his perfect, 10-bite sandwich eating strategy. (Which, as you can clearly see, would not work with a hot dog.)

The plan starts with cutting the sandwich in half to form to triangles, which is honestly the only respectable way to cut a sandwich. The two triangles are then divided into five sections, the third of which Richt refers to as the “filet” of the sandwich. Bites are consumed in sequential order for maximum sandwich enjoyment. It is worth noting, however, that this diagram only applies to square sandwiches, leaving subs out in the cold. Perhaps Richt will come out with an addendum.

h/t Food52


  • Nope. Wrong.

    The best way to eat a sandwich (using the same divisions) is clearly 1, 5, 4, 2, 3

    Toasted sandwiches (particularly jaffles) are better eaten 1, 3, 5, 4, 2 or 1, 5, 3, 4, 2

    Now, if the question is speed, you cut it lengthways, and 1, 2, 3 it.

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