British Sandwich Week 2016

We love May here at for one simple reason – British Sandwich Week. Yes, that great British culinary masterpiece which is simply the ultimate food to go is put on a pedestal and celebrated for the legend that it is! Celebrate with us between 8-14 May 2016

sandwich week 2016

We love sarnies so much that in the UK alone we bought about 3.5bilion of them, we spent £7.85billion pounds on them last year. What that means in real terms is we used 276,000 tonnes of bread – that’s 23,000 double decker buses!

So what happens during British Sandwich Week?

Everyone we know does something different. Some sandwich shops will be launching a special sarnie, maybe donating the money raised from it to their local or favourite charity. Some will be having special offers and others will be posting fab combo deals. Check our Twitter feed @lovesarnies where we’ll be retweeting all we know.

Those who don’t make sandwiches will be writing, tweeting even singing about their favourite sarnie – these two songs are great, both very imaginatively titled!

The Sandwich Song by FunAwesome! 

The Sandwich Song by KAAN4EVA

Then there’s the final of the Sandwich Designer of the Year, of course. The event which brings all the greatest sandwich makers in the country together for the ultimate sarnie battle. Would you like to be at the Grand Final? Tweet us @lovesarnies using #BritishSandwichWeek and you could get a free pass to the event in London

We’ll also have the Sammies – the sandwich industry awards. We’ll be celebrating, just like the Oscars do, every aspect of the sandwich industry from Marketing to Technical and along the way we’ll be crowning the best retailer and of course, naming the best new sandwich, too – keep an eye on where we’ll have all the results!

Tell us which is your favourite sandwich using #BestSarnie and join in the debate about which is the best new sarnie of 2016. You can see all the nominations heresee all the nominations here

Whatever you're doing to celebrate this greatest of weeks, have agreat British Sandwich Week!