It’s the age old question. Kinda like the “Sound of two hands clapping” one. Or the conspiracy Keanu meme.

Is the wrapped goodness of a burrito equal to the sliced satisfaction of a sandwich? In the eyes of the law, the two are not equal.

A Massachusetts judge had to settle the question, a la King Solomon. Panera, the bread company that pretends to be either French or Italian, was throwing a hissy fit. The spat was over a Mexican restaurant edging in on their turf. Qdoba Mexican Grill was ‘violating’ a clause that Panera put in its contract when it opened in a shopping center. No. Other. Sandwich joints.

Pretty much like the mafia, if the mafia was still cool. Heck, even the mafia is embarrassed being compared to the great glutton war!

The judge overseeing the case went and hit the ‘ole dictionary. Merriam-Webster, one of his sources, states that a sandwich is “two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them”. Ipso Facto, a burrito is not a sandwich.

It didn’t hurt that he dragged in a chef and former big-wig agriculturist. The chef threw some massive shade at team burrito: “I know of no chef or culinary historian who would call a burrito a sandwich. Indeed, the notion would be absurd to any credible chef or culinary historian.”

Mindless fight. Everyone knows that rolling up your pizza and stuffing it in your mouth is the only compromise when it comes to quasi compacted food! Know more.