A quarter of the nation (25%) voted for the burger as their favourite sandwich, ahead of ham & cheese (23%) and cheese & pickle (22%). The research was carried out by Foodhub to celebrate World Sandwich Day, which takes place on 3 November 2020.
Wil Chung, spokesperson of Foodhub, said: “There’s no doubt that Britain loves a butty. We’ve also seen a surge in sandwich orders on the Foodhub app in recent years, which shows that the nation’s love of sandwiches is increasing too.
“And it seems that our tastes are changing – the classic ham & cheese sandwich has always been a favourite nationwide but now the UK is all about the burger when it comes to sandwiches. There’s been some debate about whether a burger is even a sandwich but, we’ve done our research and it seems it absolutely is.”
The definition of a sandwich is ‘a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type’.
Over half of the Brits surveyed (52%) said their favourite sandwich is most often two separate slices of bread with a variety of fillings in the middle. According to the data Brits expect to pay no more than £3 for a sandwich, although 15% said they would pay up to £6 if the sandwich was of sufficient quality.
Around 15% of Brits stick to the same sandwich for lunch every day and one third of the nation eats at least one sandwich a day.
The top ten UK sandwiches include:
- Burger (25%)
- Ham & cheese (23%)
- Cheese & pickle (22%)
- Tuna (22%)
- Cheese (21%)
- Chip butty (21%)
- Egg (21%)
- Cheese & onion (20%)
- Roast chicken (20%)
- Sausage (19%)