According to Technomic’s 2014 Sandwich Consumer Trend Report, only 43% of the 1,500 U.S. consumers surveyed are satisfied with the healthfulness of sandwiches away from home. This creates a real opportunity for foodservice operators to capture additional entrée sales, especially at the top two sandwich-eating dayparts of lunch and dinner. Consumers are specifically asking for better-for-you sandwich options, including ingredients that are higher quality, natural and gluten-free. The Technomic report comes on the heels of National Restaurant Association’s 2014 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast which also cited gluten-free cuisine as a top five trend.

To meet consumers' demand for healthful sandwich options, turkey is increasingly taking center stage as the go-to protein choice. Butterball Foodservice offers a full line of gluten-free Deli Turkey Breasts to help chefs and operators boost incremental sales. Low in fat, calories and cholesterol, turkey breast is extremely versatile and offers a healthier and less expensive alternative to other proteins like pork and beef.

Consider these Butterball Deli Turkey Breast products to help create more options for health-conscious diners:

Butterball products fit perfectly on foodservice menus—whether for table use or on-the-go offerings. Try these recipe ideas that use turkey to create healthful sandwich offerings: Breakfast Turkey Sausage Croissant, Zesty Turkey Ciabatta Sandwich with Mango Salsa, Tangy Asian BBQ Wrap and Pressato. For a complete gluten-free meal option, try pairing turkey breast with an assortment of grilled vegetables and wrap with lettuce instead of bread.

“Butterball's Deli Turkey Breasts are gluten-free and available in a range of delicious, on-trend varieties to help chefs further elevate and differentiate their sandwich offerings. You’ll appreciate the versatility and back-of-house ease, and patrons will look forward to trying all of your new, flavorful menu options,” said Tony Seta, Corporate Chef Butterball Foodservice.

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