From the history of sandwich and hamburger The Earl of Sandwich lived in the 18 century. He liked playing cards for money. Servants brought him food – some meat and some bread. The Earl didnt want to stop playing while he ate. He put some meat between two pieces of bread. In this way he could play without stopping for eating. An American chef from Connecticut, Louis Lassen, made and sold the first hamburgers because sailors from Hamburg in Germany gave him the recipe. Teachers from Yale University and businessmen loved them and brought them. Kenneth Lassen, Louis son, still sells hamburgers in Connecticut.