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3 Questions Before You Expand Your Sandwich Menu

No matter how you slice it, the sandwich is probably the most important staple meal today. Its elevation and evolution in restaurants across the country are a direct metaphor for the changes in our eating habits and the very reason we go out to eat in the first place. Casual, flavorful, simple and easy. Next time you analyze your menu, ...

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Making your own BBLT

What goes better with bacon? MORE BACON!! Join Chef Mike in the kitchen and try this Canadian bacon and traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with a creamy avocado mayo spread. This BBLT recipe is featured in the March 2015 Essence of Maines. Get the recipe here!

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How to Pick the Right Cheese to Top Your Sandwich

What is a sandwich without the addition of a slice of great cheese? Cheese is more than just an additional topping, it is an important flavor and texture component. Soft/Fresh Cheeses Mild, rich, and creamy, soft/fresh cheeses such as mascarpone, ricotta, goat and feta are great for using as a spread. Pair them with sweet treats, such as honey and ...

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New Territory: The Rise of Ethnic Sandwiches

A great place to look for new sandwich ideas is globally, since almost every world cuisine features some sort of sandwich or ingredient that might translate well to your menu. Not to mention, customers are increasingly open to these types of sandwich concepts. Over the past few years, the face of sandwiches has changed as operators experiment with ethnic influences ...

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The Best of Sandwich Sides

There are no rules when it comes to your side dishes. Take the traditional offerings of deli sides comprised of slaws, salads, and soups to the next level. Reinvent favorites using trending culinary buzzwords… this year’s list includes fermented foods, pistachios, and plant-based proteins to name a few. Here, we’ve highlighted the earthy tastes and nourishing comforts of some of ...

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The Building Blocks to Sandwich Supremacy

Let’s break down the building blocks to sandwich supremacy. The most important ingredients, however, will be creativity and innovation. Start with a Good Base A solid foundation of any good sandwich starts with the bread. Upscale breads like ciabatta, brioche, and pretzel are top vehicles to drive flavor and texture. The bread is key in providing structural integrity; for example ...

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Between the Bread: Creating the Perfect Sandwich from the Inside Out

It is simple; the sandwich is an efficient delivery system for protein, carbs and maybe a few vegetables, requiring just two pieces of bread and a pair of hands to consume. But today, the perfect sandwich is extremely versatile, with hundreds of creative alternatives. The search for the perfect sandwich takes people everywhere: a downtown deli, a work cafeteria, a ...

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The Best of Sandwich Cheeses

The quality of your sandwich relies heavily on the quality of your cheese. Meet the best sandwich cheeses that will embolden your menu and change your sandwich game: Cheddar: Cheese brands have had great success in adding flavors to our all-American favorite. Here are some wonderful examples that will add zip, tang, heat or herb flavors to your sandwich: Chipotle, ...

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See Profits Soar with Cheese-Based Foods

Whether it’s a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, everyone has a favorite comfort food. Grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni & cheese often top the list of beloved comfort foods, although when dining out, customers don’t want to see something on your menu that they could make at home!   You should also explore ...

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When to Menu: Fresh Seafood

Seafood Menu

Adding fresh fish to any menu can become complicated due to what’s happening in the industry. Here is a helpful guide with information provided by Indian Ridge on when the best time to menu certain types of fish is based on availability, seasonality, and regulations. Keep this chart handy when planning your menu and feature items to maximize your menu ...

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