If you've opened your eyes or ears at least once this past week, you'll know that there's a sudden surge in the pretzel bread industry. Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, Dunkin' Donuts' Pretzel Roll Roast Beef Sandwich are only two popular options you may come across. But it's not only the fast-food chains that are adding pretzel bread to their menus. Many restaurants, taverns, bars, and delis are also joining in!
The craze seems to be based on savory, spicy, and creamy ingredients in between a crusty yet soft, salty bun. There are numerous flavorful combinations to pair with the salty pretzel besides cheese and meat, however. Many sandwiches on a pretzel bun have included avocado and even chicken salad! Let's face it, there are so many different sandwich ingredients you can throw in between two slices of pretzel, so many creams or sauces you can spread. It's a favorite for any kind of sandwich eater! Dare we say, a staple bread?
Delicious ingredients that we've seen between the buns include: honey mustard, white cheddar cheese, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, dijon mustard, chili, ham & swiss, BLT, chicken, tuna, crab, turkey, and eggs. There's a ton of creative combinations out there, we'd love to hear the tasty treats you'd like to create on your pretzel buns!
Check out Royal Bakery's full line of pretzel products, TomCat Bakery's pretzel burger buns, or Hudson Bread's pretzel dinner rolls for sliders or a hearty soup side. A popular item among our customers is the salted pretzel stick from Bakery of New York. Anyone been to an Oktoberfest this season? We bet you've seen pretzels there. They're perfect to pair with beer!
Need more convincing? Food Network's Guy Fieri makes a great grilled chicken sandwich on a pretzel baguette: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/grilled-chicken-sandwich-on-pretzel-baguette-with-citrus-mustard-recipe/index.html
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