Summer Sandwich Trends Easy Ways to Improve Traditional Sandwich Menus
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In the world of western cuisine, sandwiches are almost as old as sliced bread … almost. Though an ancient Jewish rabbi called Hillel the Elder ate fruit, nuts, and wine between two pieces of flatbread in the 1st century B.C, the sandwich as we know it today was not popularized until the 18th century when the Earl of Sandwich John Mategeau opted for his lunch to-go between two slices of thick, leavened bread. Today, sandwiches are an easy, packable solution for picnics, sporting events, beach trips, and the office. Served hot or cold, sandwiches remain an irreplaceable part of restaurant menus and homemade meals alike. As summer approaches, the peak season for outdoor events and packed lunches, here are some non-traditional ways restaurants can engage customers with improved sandwich menus, using seasonal ingredients, topping combinations, and flavor profiles that customers may not think to make at home.