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Sandwiches: Market Trends & Opportunities

It’s no question that America loves sandwiches. Their popularity can be partially attributed to their reputation of being a healthier option. Ever versatile as well, sandwiches can be as simple or as complex as you would like. Creativity with sandwiches is limitless, whether you are crafting it at home, or ordering it at a restaurant or deli.

Thanks to an all new report from Packaged Facts entitled Sandwiches: Market Trends and Opportunities, we’ve gained a bit more insight into the role of sandwiches in the food service industry in relation to healthfulness, culinary innovation, and customization and consumer choice. Here are a few sandwich facts from the interesting report:

  • Research indicates the sandwich is a staple food across the full spectrum of U.S. adults regardless of gender, age, household income, race, or geographic location.
  • Roughly 79% of all adults have eaten a sandwich in the past seven days.
  • Some 83% of adults say that, in the last week, they have eaten a sandwich made at home, versus 62% for sandwiches made outside of the home.

The report also suggests how we are broadening our ingredient options, among other trends and opportunities. For example, meat selection is widening to the pork variety, such as smoked pork and pork belly, and our bread selections are expanding to include French baguettes, ciabatta, brioche, and more.

Do these findings surprise you? What sandwich trends do you think are being overlooked? Share your thoughts on sandwiches with us. Join us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

Or visit us at 105 E Arrow Hwy in Pomona to get your sandwich fix. We are open 10:30am-7:30pm weekdays and 10:30am-4:30pm on Saturdays. Online ordering is available on our website.

Summer Picnic Sandwiches

Since July is National Picnic Month, and the weather is perfect, why not pack your picnic basket and head outside? Enjoy your picnic on the beach, at your local park, or even at one of the best picnic spots in LA.

Not sure what food to pack for your picnic? Remember that you don’t want anything that may easily spoil in the summer heat. So, if you’re going for sandwiches, an easy and yummy choice, you will want to keep condiments, like mayonnaise, cool. Also, refrain from toasting the bread as it will end up becoming soggy. And to make serving easier for you, cut the sandwiches in halves or quarters before you leave the house.

To inspire your picnic menu, we’re sharing some easy and simple sandwiches recipes just for you!

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

Got some leftover barbecue chicken? Turn it into a sandwich! Stuff the leftover chicken, onions and celery between hamburger buns and you’re set.

Club Sandwich

You can’t go wrong with a Club Sandwich. Fill your bread with turkey, ham, Swiss, lettuce, and tomatoes and you’re sure to please most palates. Don’t have all the ingredients? You can substitute or forgo some ingredients as needed.

Greek Sandwich Bites

Greek sandwich bites deliver great flavors while suiting a vegetarian diet. Simple prep includes cooking spinach with garlic and onions until wilted, draining the spinach and then adding feta cheese, pine nuts, salt, pepper and nutmeg. This is then spread between bread slices and grilled. Click here for the full recipe.

Grilled Summer Sandwiches

These can be versatile; choose your favorite grilled veggies and add them to a chicken or beef sandwich. You can even make it vegetarian by using only grilled veggies or pairing the grilled veggies with a veggie patty. Here’s a yummy recipe for a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich.

Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich

It doesn’t get any simpler than roast beef, cheese, and bread.

Strawberry & Nutella Sandwich on Pretzel Bread

Who doesn’t love Nutella? Spread on pretzel bread with sliced strawberries, this dessert sandwich offers a great balance of sweet with a hint of saltiness from the bread.

Turkey Aram Sandwiches

Pinwheel sandwiches are perfect if you’ve got quite a few mouths to feed. Simply choose a wrap, fill it with your favorite deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Carefully roll the wrap, slice into pieces, and you’re set.

Now that you’ve got some ideas for your menu, where is your favorite place to picnic? Share your favorite picnic menu & picnic spots with us – find us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

Of course, if you’d rather not prepare the food yourself, you can always visit us and we’ll gladly prepare your favorite sandwiches and salads for you to enjoy under the sun. Remember, we’re open 10:30am-7:30pm on weekdays, and 10:30am-4:30pm on Saturdays.

Sandwiches Reimagined

We know some people like to get creative in the kitchen, whether inspired by a great idea or faced with limited supplies. But these sandwich mashups might have gone to the extreme. Thanks to, we bring you these crazy sandwich mashups.

Cubano Corn Dog

Cuban sandwiches are made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. But in corn dog form, the shredded pork, cubed ham, cheese and pickle relish are held together on a stick, dipped in cornbread batter, and then deep fried. The outcome is a crispy cornbread shell with the tasty ingredients inside.

Funnel Cake Burger

Thanks to their flat and fairly versatile nature, the funnel cake can easily transform into a hamburger bun. Create a savory funnel cake, top it with your favorite burger ingredients, and finish it off with a dust of powdered sugar if you please. Just like the funnel cake itself, this recipe is adaptable and up to your discretion.

Reuben Sandwich Pot Pie

Love the flavors of a Reuben sandwich? Then you’ll love the Reuben Sandwich Pot Pie! This recipe calls for a crust made with rye flour, then packed with corned beef, sauerkraut, a Swiss cheese sauce and topped with a rye bread crumbles and more Swiss cheese.

Cheeseburger Pop Tart

It’s exactly what it sounds like. A sesame seed covered toaster pastry crust is filled with cheese, a burger patty, bacon jam, and voila! A cheeseburger pop tart.

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

Ever put a slice of cheese atop a slice of apple pie? Well, it gets even better with this apple pie grilled cheese. Slices of sharp cheddar cheese sandwiched between two small double-crust apple pies never sounded so good.

Koopa Troopa Bacon Turtle Burger

These cute, visually appealing burgers are great for kids’ parties or a themed get together. With careful assembly, a hamburger, hot dogs and bacon are transformed into Super Mario Koopa Troopa turtles.

Ramen Hoagie Roll

Why stop at the Ramen burger? The Ramen hoagie roll is where it’s at. Take two packages of noodles, semi-cooked and formed into a hoagie roll, bake it, then top it with your favorites. Create a Philly cheese steak, meatball sub, or whatever your heart desires.

French Fry Hamburger Bun

French fries on the side? Make them into a bun instead! Ditch the traditional bun for the awesome French fry bun. All you need to create this masterpiece is some edible glue and your favorite French fries.

Dog In A Dog

This will put your artistic skills to the test. Wrap a hot dog in dinner roll dough then form it into the shape a dog (weiner dog, if you will). The eyes and nose are made of cheese and black beans. It may take some time to perfect your dog sculpting skills, but don’t give up!

Cheerios Coated Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Breakfast is delicious at all hours, so adding cereal to a grilled cheese seems like common sense. Coating your grilled cheese in cheerios adds new texture and flavor to a classic. This recipe calls for cheese to be the glue that sticks the cheerios crust to the grilled cheese, and we’re not complaining at all.

Double Decker Mac & Cheese Stuffed Bacon Weave Taco

That name is a mouthful, just like the food itself. Now try to follow us here – one bacon weave taco is filled with your standard taco fillings. Another bacon weave taco is filled with macaroni and cheese. Put the bacon weave taco into the macaroni and cheese taco, and you’ve got a serious double decker on your hands.

Do any of these mashups sound good to you? Which one(s) would you try? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

If you’re simply looking for a yummy sandwich, visit Your Neighborhood Deli in Pomona! We’re open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm, with online ordering available 10am-7pm.