what is a sandwich?

A co-worker mentioned this to me today but she didn’t blog it. So I will.

A judge in Massachusetts has defined what makes a sandwich. Panera Bread was trying to keep a Mexican restaurant from opening near them so the question came down to: is a burrito a sandwich?

The Judge said no. In his ruling, he said:

A sandwich is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans.

I’ve heard a sandwich isn’t a sandwich without Miracle Whip, but I didn’t realize having just one wheat/corn-based slice doesn’t make it a sandwich.

Now I’m really confused. According to this, an open-faced sandwich isn’t a sandwich and a quesadilla is?

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