Make them superstars with strategic construction and craveable flavours.
Chefs are dialing up flavour in to-go sandwiches to guarantee a satisfying guest experience. Temperature and texture often take a hit during transport. Punching up flavour compensates for those downsides that are somewhat inevitable, no matter how good the packaging.
Use condiments to deliver flavour. Mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, cream cheese and dressing are all readily accessible as pantry staples.
Condiments carry trending flavours well. Every restaurant keeps high-impact ingredients on hand. Mix them into condiments to boost flavour in sandwiches:
Sriracha + honey
+ cream cheese
Mayo + maple syrup
+ cayenne pepper
Chefs regularly employ some kind of crispy, crunchy play in sandwich builds—it’s one of the clearest pathways to craveability. In takeout, the key is introducing textural elements that hold their structure.
Crisp slaws dressed in bright vinaigrettes
Unexpected elements, like potato chip shards or chicharrón crumbles