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Beyond the Burger: 4 Sandwiches That Stand Out on Any Restaurant Menu

Scott Fadden
Scott Fadden | June 22, 2017

Consumers are driving new changes to the sandwich category as their demand for new flavors between two slices of bread continues to evolve. Technomic notes their continued desire to remain healthy with cutting-edge proteins, while developing new interest in using ingredients that may be mainstream in some meal categories, but unique and competitive when used with others. Here are 4 delicious sandwiches that may be a perfect fit for your restaurant menu this season.Basil-Pesto-Chicken-Breast-Sandwich.png

ORCHARD BASIL PESTO & CHEDDAR CHICKEN BREAST
SANDWICH WITH SIDE SALAD

1 each Tyson Tenderpressed® Chicken Breast Filet – 6 oz (970420)
1 each Rotella’s Pineapple Bun – 4.25 in (938160)
2 oz Knouse Musselman’s® Apple Butter (750160)
1 each Land O’Lakes Cheddar Cheese Slice (900000)
3 each Apple, slices
1/2 oz Baby Spinach, leaves
1 oz Spring Mix
1 oz Ken’s Basil Pesto Mayonnaise Dressing (562110)

PREP: Grill chicken. Melt cheese on chicken. Toast bun if desired. Build sandwich from the bottom up – bottom bun, spinach, chicken with cheese, apple, basil pesto mayonnaise and top bun. Serve with a side salad. 

COST: $2.90   |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $8.09


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BASIL PESTO & AVOCADO
TURKEY BURGER WITH ONION RINGS

1 each Perdue Zest-T™ Homestyle Turkey Burger (931930)
1 each Rotella’s Split Top Brioche Bun – 4.25 in (998370)
1 oz Ken’s Basil Pesto Mayonnaise Dressing (562110)
1/3 each Avocado, sliced
1 each Lettuce, leaf
2 each Tomato, slices
3 each Red Onion, slices
5 oz McCain Brew City® Thick Cut Onion Rings (961278), prepared

PREP: Grill turkey burger. Toast bun if desired. Build sandwich from the bottom up – bottom bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, burger, avocado, basil pesto mayonnaise and top bun. Serve with onion rings.     

COST: $3.60   |  SELL AT: $10.99   |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.39


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CIDER SALMON BURGER WITH
GARLIC PEPPER PARMESAN TATER TOTS

1 each High Liner FPI® Street Style Ultimate Salmon Burger™ (927430)
1 each Rotella’s Butter Brioche Bun – 4.25  in (907250)
1 each Lettuce, leaf
1 each Tomato, slice
2 oz Ken’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette (562000), divided
6 oz Lamb Weston Lamb’s Supreme® Tater Puffs® (960750), prepared
As needed McCormick Garlic Salt (472361)
As needed Black Pepper
1/2 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese

PREP: Grill salmon. Toast bun if desired. Build sandwich from the bottom up – bottom bun, lettuce, tomato, burger, 1 oz apple cider vinaigrette and top bun. Toss tater puffs with garlic, pepper and parmesan before plating. Serve with remaining apple cider vinaigrette on the side. 

COST: $3.29    |  SELL AT: $10.99   |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.70   


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PORTABELLA BURGER & BITES

1 each Monterey Portabella Mushroom Cap – 5 in (360901)
1 each Rotella’s Tomato Basil Bun – 4.25 in (355249)
As needed Roland Balsamic Vinegar (600880)
As needed Roland Pomace Olive Oil (620390)
As needed McCormick Italian Seasoning (472721)
1/4 each Red Pepper, sliced, sautéed
2 each Tomato, slices
1/2 oz Baby Spinach, leaves
1 oz Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 oz Ken’s Basil Pesto Mayonnaise Dressing (562110)
4 oz McCain Anchor® Portabella Mushroom Artisan Cheese Bites (965890), prepared

PREP: Brush mushroom with olive oil, season and grill until starts to get tender; continue to cook until done, drizzling with balsamic vinegar. Toast bun if desired. Build sandwich from the bottom up – bottom bun, spinach, tomato, mushroom, feta, sautéed red pepper and top bun. Serve with basil pesto mayonnaise and portabella mushroom artisan cheese bites. 

COST: $3.94   |  SELL AT: $10.99   |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.05   

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