KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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When is a sandwich not a sandwich?

When it's a burrito.

Is a burrito a sandwich? Judge says no.

"Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke cited Webster's Dictionary as well as testimony from a chef and a former high-ranking federal agriculture official in ruling that Qdoba's burritos and other offerings are not sandwiches.

The difference, the judge ruled, comes down to two slices of bread versus one tortilla. "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," Locke wrote in a decision released last week.

In court papers, Panera, a St. Louis-based chain of more than 900 cafes, argued for a broad definition of a sandwich, saying that a flour tortilla is bread and that a food product with bread and a filling is a sandwich."

Naturally, I'm reminded of the poll you all filled out on this subject some months back. It seems that my friends list agrees with the judge in this instance. Nice work!

Edited: A much flashier poll on the same subject from Boston.com
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