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Re: Favorite Snack Food
Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:59 AM
I don't think I have ever had that B9.
I highly recommend the Pineapple flavor. I love it so much.... but I'm allergic to pineapple and it makes my throat swell... so I can't have it anymore.
But I've been having the Chobani Flips vanilla/granola combo. Problem is, having one or two a day isn't curbing the craving. It's like crack. I just want more.
Re: Favorite Snack Food
Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:57 PM
Baby Swiss and Black Forest ham
about 10 years ago now, I worked at this little cafe. I was the head baker, which meant I would be in at 2am getting the donuts and shit ready for opening at 5. I also wound up doing most of the daily prep work - not that it was shrugged off on me, but it just fit into the motions I was already making. Our POS system was fairly basic - everything had a bar code, but we had a lot of generic bar codes that asked us to key in prices or prompted a series of questions.
So one day, the owner had accidentally ordered twice as much meat and cheese. Enough that it would have gone bad had we kept it in the cooler until it was all used. I'm a picky eater, and I would never sell anything that I wouldn't eat myself, so I found the option of freezing it to be unacceptable. Freezing ruins meat and cheese.
We were in a nicer part of town - our average prices were around $3 for a sandwich, $5 for a 6" sub, $.99 for 2 donuts, that kinda thing. So I took some of our salad trays and slapped a generic price tag sticker on them, marked them "meat and cheese rollies" and priced them $2.75. You got 3 rolls of Ham and Swiss, 3 rolls of Turkey and Cheddar, and 3 rolls of Roast Beef and Pepperjack. I also put in small containers of mustard, mayo, and horseradish - for dipping.
They flew off the shelf. People loved them. My boss was impressed, gave me a raise, and we continued selling them up until after I left. So far as I know the place is still there, still selling them. It's not an original idea or anything innovative, but it was an awesome way to expand our menu and remedy an error in ordering.
Ham and Swiss is, imo, the ultimate combo.
edit: think like a subway + bakery + cooler of pre-made salads + warmer of pre-made sandwiches for people who didn't want to wait for someone to make their sandwich/salad for them. We also sold fresh made bread (secret: we used a bread maker, not by hand in a dutch oven or anything cool like that)
This post has been edited by depricated: 07 December 2013 - 09:00 PM