National Sandwich Day

It’s November third, and you probably don’t know what that means, but it’s National Sandwich Day!

The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. This day honors one of America’s most popular lunch items.

While the modern sandwich is believed to be named after John Montagu, the exact circumstances of its invention and original use are the subject of debate.

But what’s not up for debate is how much we all love sandwiches.

If you’ve never been to a Spec’s deli, your taste buds have no idea what they’re missing!

Below are a few of our customers’ favorites and some of ours too.


1/3lb. turkey, havarti cheese, avocado, cucumber, sprouts, tomato, hot mustard, and mayo on wheat.


1/3lb warmed pastrami, dijon mustard, and swiss cheese served on toasted rye.


Hand-sliced turkey, pepper jack, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and jalapeño lime mayo on toasted jalapeño cheese bread.


Toasted pumpernickel, smoked salmon, dill & lemon cream cheese, capers, red onion, cucumber


Toasted rye and pumpernickel, pastrami, corned beef, kraut, chow chow, swiss

So, what are you waiting for? Get to your neighborhood Spec’s Deli and pay your respects to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich today!


Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.