There are roast beef shops all over New England. You’re unlikely to find a town, especially near Boston, that doesn’t have at least one. Our Bill & Bob’s family alone operates three of them. So why are they so popular? Why do we love roast beef sandwiches so much? You might think that’s a silly question, and we take your point. However, when something is a hit as soon as it’s invented, it does make us wonder why.
Let’s get some answers about why we love roast beef sandwiches.
It tastes great.
This should go without saying. Roast beef has a rich and savory flavor that goes well with pretty much everything you put on it. Whether you prefer it spicy or mild, with cheese or veggies, you really can’t make a bad roast beef sandwich. And when you know you’ve got a winner every time, why would you want anything else?
The texture is perfect.
Another reason why we love a roast beef sandwich is the texture. When cooked properly (as we do at Bill & Bob’s), roast beef is tender and juicy. Pair that with great bread, and you have a match made in heaven. It’s not too dry and not too messy. In short: the perfect sandwich.
You can have it how you like it.
Roast beef sandwiches are also versatile, so everyone can have it just the way they like it. Load it up with condiments, cheese, and veggies if you want a complex experience of flavors and textures. But you can also keep it simple. At its core, a roast beef sandwich is just roast beef on bread. It’s all you need to make a great sandwich. Everything else is a tasty extra.
It satisfies every time.
Roast beef is loaded with protein, which makes a roast beef sandwich a satisfying meal. To be fair, roast beef and bread isn’t exactly a well-rounded meal, but that’s where your toppings and condiments come in. Adding lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, and everything else you love to your sandwich makes it a complete meal.