The Bizarre List of What New York Considers a "Sandwich"

sandwich! | i was starving today... like i think my stomach was eating itself in anger for mee not feeding it. sooo i made a sandwich! :D

delicious asian baked white bread + romaine + fresh tomatoes + colby cheese + roasted turkey + little bit of mayo = ^____^

i'm still hungry though...
sandwich! | i was starving today... like i think my stomach was eating itself in anger for mee not feeding it. sooo i made a sandwich! :D delicious asian baked white bread + romaine + fresh tomatoes + colby cheese + roasted turkey + little bit of mayo = ^____^ i'm still hungry though...
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In Tax Bulletin ST-835, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance discusses exactly if, when and how the sale of a sandwich is taxable. As such, they needed to clearly define what is classified as a "sandwich", and the list is not as short as you would think…

  • common sandwiches, such as:
    • BLTs (bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches);
    • club sandwiches;
    • cold cut sandwiches;
    • grilled cheese sandwiches;
    • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
    • salad-type sandwiches (e.g., chicken, egg, ham, and tuna);
  • bagel sandwiches (served buttered or with spreads, or otherwise as a sandwich);
  • burritos
  • cheese-steak sandwiches;
  • croissant sandwiches;
  • fish fry sandwiches;
  • flatbread sandwiches;
  • breakfast sandwiches;
  • gyros;
  • hamburgers on buns, rolls, etc.;
  • heroes, hoagies, torpedoes, grinders, submarines, and other such sandwiches;
  • hot dogs and sausages on buns, rolls, etc.;
  • melt sandwiches;
  • open-faced sandwiches;
  • panini sandwiches;
  • Reuben sandwiches; and
  • wraps and pita sandwiches.

In case you missed it, New York considers burritos, gyros, and hot dogs to be sandwiches.

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