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Melts for Your Mouth That You Can Hold in Your Hand

How unique twists on classic sandwiches can boost foodservice sales

Everyone knows the feeling: You’re pressed for time, rushing to work or soccer practice, and your hunger hits you like a brick wall. With today’s on-the-go lifestyle, consumers demand convenient and affordable items that satisfy cravings throughout the day and provide them with craveable items to keep them energized. 

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Offering unique sandwich items is one way for convenience stores to grab additional foodservice dollars. According to MenuMonitor data from Technomic, 60% of consumers say they prefer purchasing breakfast sandwiches while visiting convenience stores. Also, more than one-third of consumers increased their away-from-home breakfast purchases compared to last year.

These trends encouraged J&J Snack Foods, the leading seller of biscuits, to create Mary B’s Biscuit Melts. These melts are the perfect option for both consumers on the go or those looking for a delicious breakfast alternative. The melts incorporate some of the fastest-growing menu combinations: sausage, egg and cheese; cheese and bacon; and egg and cheese. Breakfast sandwiches are a staple consumer favorite, but what makes these melts special is their delicious, flaky, biscuit exterior and hearty filled interior.

Let’s not forget that sandwiches aren’t just a morning opportunity. Eighty-five percent of consumers order sandwiches for lunch at least once a month, according to Technomic, and sandwiches account for roughly 26% of all c-store sales—higher than any other item on the menu. Mentions of pretzels on foodservice menus have also climbed from 1.2% in 2013 to 1.9% today.

Based on these market trends, J&J Snack Foods also launched Kim & Scott’s Pretzel Melts. These convenient, handheld melts are a crowd-pleasing choice with slices of fresh meat and cheese enrobed in a buttery, soft pretzel dough. Each melt is individually wrapped in a display ready film that can go right into any oven or microwave for easy preparation and display. Kim & Scott’s Pretzel Melts come in three delicious varieties: Chicken Bacon, Philly Cheesesteak and Turkey & Provolone. Each are wrapped in an authentic soft pretzel dough to put a special twist on lunch.

Each of these melts are sold in individual, oven-ready and microwaveable film that can be prepared in minutes. These handhelds are the perfect meal for anyone looking to make their morning, afternoon and snacking rush a little more convenient. They have a refrigerated shelf life of 10 days and, with adequate heating, they will hold under heat for up to four hours. Mary B’s Biscuit Melts and Kim & Scott’s Pretzel Melts’ eye-catching graphics will draw attention to your grab-and-go station and are guaranteed to deliver the added value your customers look for when choosing their next bite to eat.

This post is sponsored by J&J Snack Foods

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