The Dagwood

By Chloe Chappell

History of the Sandwich

The Dagwood is a tall, multi-layered sandwich made with a variety of meats, cheeses, and condiments. It was named after Dagwood Bumstead, a central character in the comic strip Blondie , who is frequently illustrated making enormous sandwiches. According to Blondie scripter Dean Young, his father, Chic Young, began drawing the huge sandwiches in the comic strip during 1936.

How it got its Name

The character in Blondie, Dagwood, was always seen eating the sandwich, so it was named after him.

Food Groups

The Dagwood has all food groups. Wheat, dairy, meat, fruit, and vegetables.


There once was a man named Dagwood,

who made a sandwich bigger than he should.

But he ate it all fast,

and his hunger didn't last,

because the sandwich did what it could.