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Earl of Sandwich Opening First Los Angeles Shop Inside LAX

Cheap, delicious sandwiches on the go starting next week

Earl of Sandwich Rendering, LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

If you’ve never tried Earl of Sandwich at places like Downtown Disney or Las Vegas, you’re in for a treat because the popular chain is opening its first LA shop inside LAX’s Tom Bradley International Airport by November 7. The sandwich chain opens alongside sister concept Planet Hollywood, which does a typical rundown of American food classics in a fun pub-style setting.

Earl of Sandwich is known for their hot sandwiches, made in smaller sizes than what you’d expect at something like Subway, Quizno’s, or even Pot Belly. Signature sandwiches include the Full Montagu, which builds roast beef, turkey, swiss, and cheddar, plus the Original 1762, with roast beef, cheddar, and horseradish for a take on classic British Sunday roasts.

For a bit of food history, the word “sandwich” comes from the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, nobleman Jon Montagu, who would gamble so much that he didn’t want to sully his hands by touching meat while eating. So he asked his waiter to bring roast beef between two slices of bread.

Like many airport spots, both Earl of Sandwich and Planet Hollywood will share 125 seats in a space occupying the pre-security area at Tom Bradley, which means it’ll even be accessible for folks who aren’t flying out.