Colorado Just Changed the ‘Legal’ Definition of a Sandwich
Oh, Colorado! There was already a definition for a sandwich, we didn't need a new -- and hilarious -- definition.
In the state of Colorado, certain bars are required to serve sandwiches and light snacks in order to serve delicious toddies. That led to confusion by said bars, as they were uncertain what a sandwich was. So the state answered back with their definition:
“Sandwiches” as used in articles 47 and 48 of Title 12, C.R.S. are defined as single serving items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, frozen pizzas, burritos, chicken wings, etc. “Light snacks” as used in articles 47 and 48 of Title 12, C.R.S. are defined as popcorn, pretzels, nuts, chips, etc.
BUT! If you take a look at Dictionary.com, they give us the definition (as most of us know it) of a true sandwich:
two or more slices of bread, usually buttered, with a filling of meat, cheese, etc
anything that resembles a sandwich in arrangement
We could probably agree that hamburgers and hot dogs loosely fall into the definition of a sandwich, but hot wings, burritos, and frozen pizza? Everything we've ever known about sandwiches has changed because of Colorado law.
Everything we've ever known about sandwiches has changed because of Colorado law.