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According to Technomic’s 2018 Canadian Sandwich Category Menu Insights,
“Ethnic flavours, especially spicier varieties, show growth potential.”
Here are a few ways to leverage them on your sandwich menu.
There’s a lot to love about a classic turkey or ham sandwich. Consider amping up flavour here while delivering something memorable. When going after a younger audience, it’s good to note that nearly half of consumers under 35 are likely to try new flavours when ordering sandwiches, according to Technomic’s 2018 Sandwich Consumer Trend Report.
What’s the next big thing in global sandwiches? It’s difficult to predict, but our culinary team sees big opportunity in a number of trend-forward builds that lead with really great flavours.
The torta is a layered sandwich on a crusty, hearty white roll that offers good structure. There’s a lot of room for interpretation here—all while delivering on the promise of a Latin flavour experience.
Shaved beef tossed in Tapatío Hot Sauce, studded with Kraft Cheese Curds and drizzled with Renée’s Jalapeno Lime Aioli on a soft white bread roll
Shaved beef with peppers, green onions, bean sprouts, carrots and fresh cilantro with Diana’s Pad Thai Sauce on a garlic baguette
This Vietnamese sandwich sports bright flavours along with meaty ingredients, tucked into a French baguette. It’s another sandwich that invites translation—from the combination of fresh herbs to the spread on the bread.
Brought to New Orleans, Louisiana, by Italian immigrants, the muffuletta stars a savoury combination of vegetables, meats and peppers. It’s hearty and satisfying, and open to creative add-ins for a signature version.
Olive-oil-roasted eggplant, zucchini and red peppers, house-roasted porchetta and crackling, sweety drop and banana peppers, Kraft Swiss Cheese Slice and a drizzle of Renée’s Roasted Garlic Aioli on a stone-baked rosemary focaccia bun
Pulled pork, ham, Renée’s Creole Dijon, Kraft Mozzarella Slice, Kraft Heinz Dijon Mustard and pickles on split Cuban or French bread
Out of these four sandwiches, the Cubano is probably the most familiar, delighting diners with its delicious blend of roast pork, ham, cheese and pickles. Adaptation and translation lead to signature results.
Aioli is in the TOP 3 CONDIMENTS paired with sandwiches, according to Technomic’s MenuMonitor, Q4-16 to Q4-17.