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Amazing Dagwood Sandwich Facts

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  • … that a Dagwood Sandwich is a tall, multi-layered sandwich made with a variety of meats, cheeses and condiments and was named after Dagwood Bumstead, a central character in the comic strip Blondie?

  • … that Dagwood frequently makes enormous sandwiches and according to Blondie scripter Dean Young, his father, Chic Young, began drawing the huge sandwiches in the comic strip during 1936?

Ingredients

  • … that the actual contents of Chic Young's Dagwood sandwich remain obscure, it obviously contains large quantities and varieties of cold cuts, sliced cheese and vegetables, plus additional slices of bread with an olive pierced by a toothpick or wooden skewer usually crowns the edible superstructure?

  • … that a "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?

Products and Restaurants

  • … that lunch meats featuring Dagwood and an assortment of meats can be purchased at grocery stores?

  • … that a counter-service restaurant called Blondie's opened at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure in May 1999, and serves a traditional Dagwood-style sandwich?

  • … that a Blondie's bills itself as "Home of the Dagwood Sandwich;" a Blondie-themed restaurant chain, Dagwood's Sandwich Shoppe, was founded in 2006, with the Dagwood is sold as a 1.5-pound sandwich?

  • … that the Dagwood sandwich served in the Dagwood Sandwich Shoppe stacked these ingredients: three slices of deli bread, hard salami, pepperoni, cappicola, mortadella, deli ham, cotto salami, cheddar, Provolone, red onion, green leaf lettuce, tomato, fresh and roasted red bell peppers, mayo, mustard and a secret Italian olive salad oil?

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