The history of the sandwich

The history of the sandwich

At Lauren’s we are known for our tasty sandwiches, but did you know that over 4 billion are purchased from UK retailers and catering outlets each year? Sandwiches have become a popular lunchtime snack for us brits so surely we should know more about the humble sandwich. Here is a brief look at the history of the sandwich.

The sandwich that we enjoy today became popular in England way back in 1762 by the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu. Montagu was a HUGE fan of bread and meat, so would regularly eat them together. His creation skyrocketed and the sandwich revolution began. The first recorded sandwich recipe did not appear in an American cookbook until 1815, despite it being a popular delicacy in England.

You can see all of our delicious sandwiches and more over on our menu – don’t just take our word for it, check out our testimonials page!

Wondering about your wedding?

Wondering about your wedding?

As the wedding sector makes its much wanted return, our catering services are here to help, once government restrictions change.

Current guidelines provided by the UK Government currently state that from the 1st of August, small wedding receptions will be able to take place; this includes having a sit-down meal, with no more than 30 people.

Although we currently do not provide sit-down meal catering, if you’re having a more casual and relaxed wedding, we do provide a fun and exciting takeaway menu that could be adapted to serve as a sit-down meal.

Despite these restrictions, we are still able to cater for other events such as birthdays and christenings.

We will continue to keep you up to date once government guidelines change and we can begin catering weddings again. If you’re having a wedding in the future, we are available and are able to do buffet catering!

You can view our buffet menu here.

Serving a great range of delicious, mouth-watering platters and diverse buffet menus, you can choose a menu that suits you and your guests needs, including any dietary needs you or your guests may have!

If you are looking for a caterer, why not contact us?

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Food Allergies

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Food Allergies


At Lauren’s, we cater to every need. Whether it’s getting your foot to you by van, catering your events or taking into account your allergies, we do it because we care. 

We want to make sure our food is not only delicious but safe for all our lovely customers, whatever their dietary needs. 

We take allergies seriously, which is why we will always make you aware of any allergens in our foods. 

Recently we did some digging into the world of allergies and found out 3 interesting facts about food allergies that we thought we would share with you. 

Around 1-10% of adults and children in the UK have a food hypersensitivity (The Association of UK Dietitians (BDA),2015)

With up to 10% of the population having a food hypersensitivity a business such as ours needs to be diligent in our practice. For over 25 years we have continued to be professional in our practice, caring for our staff and customers. 

Most food allergies affect young children under the age of 3. 

Surprisingly most food allergies affect young children under the age of 3 (NHS,2019) fortunately according to the anaphylaxis campaign some children will outgrow allergies. Studies suggest that around 20% of children with a. peanut allergy will outgrow it (Anaphylaxis Campaign, 2017). This is why it is recommended to have allergy tests done throughout childhood and early adulthood to monitor allergies. 

There are 14 major food allergens need to be mentioned on labels. 

According to Allergy UK, there are 14 main food allergens, although anyone can be allergic to a variety of different things – food-related or not! 

The main food allergies are as follows: 

Celery; Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Lupin; Milk; Molluscs; Mustard; Tree Nuts; Peanuts; Sesame seeds; Soya and Sulphur dioxide. (Allergy UK, 2020)

At Lauren’s, we will always inform you what is in our food, making it clear to what our foods contain and keep you safe. 

Did you know we cater to events such as weddings, conferences and more? Contact us to find out more.

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