National Monte Cristo Day September 17


National Monte Cristo Day is observed annually on September 17. This is a day to indulge and enjoy an excellent sandwich.

A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. It is a variation of a French sandwich called a croque-monsieur. The Monte Cristo is also sometimes called French Sandwich, Toasted Ham Sandwich, and French Toasted Cheese Sandwich.

The Monte Cristo is typically a savory sandwich rather than sweet.  It is usually dipped in egg batter and either pan fried or deep fried. Variations may include sliced turkey and different types of cheese. It can be served grilled or open-faced and heated under a grill or broiler. It can also be sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with jam or preserves.

The restaurant Bennigan’s is renowned across the globe for its World Famous Monte Cristo. 


Go out for lunch with a friend or family and enjoy a Monte Cristo. Take photos of your lunch date and share them on social media using #MonteCristoDay or #Bennigans.


National Monte Cristo Day was submitted by Bennigan’s and proclaimed by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in June of 2015.

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