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PHOTOS: MICHAEL’S CREATIVE BAKING

“It’s about finding out what you like and how you like to create sandwiches, and finding different things that you can use to create unique sandwiches.”
Michael Thiel, owner, Michael’s Creative Baking, Hyannis, MA

to be exactly how he wants it to be. “It’s about finding out what you like and how you like to create sandwiches, and finding different things that you can use to create unique sandwiches.” Creating a variety According to Technomic’s Sandwich Consumer Trend Report, consumers are indicating a demand for sandwich variety at restaurants. The report suggests offering a wider range of ingredients, such as incorporating new ethnic and innovative flavors into sandwich offerings or allowing customers to customize their sandwiches. “Today’s consumer expects greater customization and broader sandwich options,” says Executive Vice President Darren Tristano. “Trends in portion flexibility, variety, freshness and shareability have come to the forefront of this segment. Shareable options give operators a chance to go beyond the standard menu and try new ethnic sandwiches. Often these ethnic and next-level sandwiches, which focus on gourmet ingredients and toppings, are introduced through mini sandwiches or wraps. Giving consumers smaller, shareable portion options can be considered as healthier with less calories. This trend shows no signs of slowing down.”

Coming up with a variety of sandwiches might simply require research, inspiration and collaboration from the minds of your own staff. Thiel collaborates with his staff of six for new sandwich development all the time. In fact, one of his bakers is from Jamaica, and he often incorporates Jamaican-style sauces into items like the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wrap that the bakery cafe marketed to celebrate Olympic wins for Jamaica. Think inside the box While variety and customization work well for walk-in customers, that might not be the case when you’re incorporating sandwiches into catering operations, such as for box or bag lunches. Old Fashioned Garden Café is a well-established local eatery in Omaha, NE, with an extensive catering operation that includes its own dedicated staff. What CEO and director Brent Ganey has learned is that your sandwiches in the catering department and the sandwiches you sell for walk-in/eat-in orders should be distinctly different. While made-to-order sandwiches can be unique and customizable, sandwiches for box or bag lunches should be scaled down and simplified, if for no other reason than shelf life. “We find that most customers are looking for ‘bulk tray’ items that will please the masses, as opposed to

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bake - September 2012
Editor's note - Dime Management
Table of Contents
News Bites - Breakfast in the Classroom
Research Debunks Gluten-free Weight Loss
Organic Trade Association Supports Labeling Campaign
Zakowski Sells Out Whole Grain Baking Class for BBGA
Chocolate Shows Debut at Navy Pier
Management - Lower Your Phone Bill
Tax Tips - Tax-Free Inheritance?
Labor Front - All in a Day's Work
Calorie Counting
Ingredients - Phasing Out Trans Fats
Alessi Bakeries turns 100
Sandwich Success
Curated by Cakegirls
Kickstart Your Bakery
Holiday Cheer
Pie: Reinvented
Opening Your Bakery
Chain News
Cafe - Platters for Profit
Products
Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Carta De Introduccion
Introductory Letter
Pan Y Horneo - Pan de Muerto
Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastelitos “Cupcakes” festivos
Tendencias Del Consumidor - La nutrición surge como clave en ventas al consumidor
Mercadeo para dias feriados
Perfiles - Panadería Super Mercado
Perfiles - Panadería Araceli’s
Perfiles - El Rancho Tapatío
Perfiles - La Plaza Tapatía
Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
Productos
Breads & Baking - Pan de Muerto
Cakes & Decorating - Festive Cupcakes
Shoppers Insight - Nutrition emerges as key sales driver
Holiday Merchandising
Profiles - Panadería Super Mercado
Profiles - Panadería Araceli’s
Profiles - El Rancho Tapatío
Profiles - La Plaza Tapatía
Merchandising Tips
Products
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bake - September 2012 - Editor's note - Dime Management
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bake - September 2012 - Table of Contents
bake - September 2012 - Organic Trade Association Supports Labeling Campaign
bake - September 2012 - Chocolate Shows Debut at Navy Pier
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bake - September 2012 - Management - Lower Your Phone Bill
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bake - September 2012 - Tax Tips - Tax-Free Inheritance?
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bake - September 2012 - Labor Front - All in a Day's Work
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bake - September 2012 - Calorie Counting
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bake - September 2012 - Ingredients - Phasing Out Trans Fats
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bake - September 2012 - Alessi Bakeries turns 100
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bake - September 2012 - Sandwich Success
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bake - September 2012 - Curated by Cakegirls
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bake - September 2012 - Kickstart Your Bakery
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bake - September 2012 - Holiday Cheer
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bake - September 2012 - 43
bake - September 2012 - Pie: Reinvented
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bake - September 2012 - Opening Your Bakery
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bake - September 2012 - Chain News
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bake - September 2012 - Cafe - Platters for Profit
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bake - September 2012 - Products
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bake - September 2012 - Showcase
bake - September 2012 - Classifieds
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bake - September 2012 - Ad Index
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bake - September 2012 - Carta De Introduccion
bake - September 2012 - Introductory Letter
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bake - September 2012 - Pan Y Horneo - Pan de Muerto
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bake - September 2012 - Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastelitos “Cupcakes” festivos
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bake - September 2012 - Pan - 13
bake - September 2012 - Tendencias Del Consumidor - La nutrición surge como clave en ventas al consumidor
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bake - September 2012 - Pan - 17
bake - September 2012 - Mercadeo para dias feriados
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 19
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 20
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 21
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - Panadería Super Mercado
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bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - El Rancho Tapatío
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 27
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - La Plaza Tapatía
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 29
bake - September 2012 - Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
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bake - September 2012 - Productos
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bake - September 2012 - Breads & Baking - Pan de Muerto
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 35
bake - September 2012 - Cakes & Decorating - Festive Cupcakes
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 37
bake - September 2012 - Shoppers Insight - Nutrition emerges as key sales driver
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 39
bake - September 2012 - Holiday Merchandising
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 41
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - Panadería Super Mercado
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 43
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - Panadería Araceli’s
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bake - September 2012 - Profiles - El Rancho Tapatío
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 47
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