Competition is rife when it comes to the Christmas sandwich. Now a staple of the festive season, make sure your offerings sparkle…
Make it unique
Stand out from the crowd and help make your sandwich offering extra special and unique, by using local ingredients where possible. This is something customers love, so make sure you highlight this on your menu when describing the sandwich. The famous Bettys Tea Rooms does this with their Christmas Club sandwich of roast free-range chicken breast, smoked streaky bacon and melted Raclette cheese, with pork and chestnut stuffing, caramelised red onion and cranberry sauce. “We serve our Christmas Club sandwich on a toasted Bettys Yorkshire cobble bread which is made with wheat flour milled in Driffield in Yorkshire,” explains Robert Craggs, development chef at Bettys. “The shaping of the loaf takes inspiration from the cobbles on Stonegate in York, where we have one of our café tea rooms.”
Snowman or star-shaped sarnies are not only festive and fun, your younger customers will love them – and you’ll be able to charge a premium price for them.
•Turkey & cranberry
•Roast beef – the bread soaked in gravy
•Toasted cheese & sweet chutney
•Avocado & turkey – this shouldn’t work, but it does!
•Steak & Stilton
•Goat’s cheese, pear & date – vegetarian choice
•Ham, cheddar & cranberry melt•Slow cooked pulled turkey