By Deborah Greenwood
They come in all shapes and sizes – from a good old BLT to a gelato ice-cream donut sandwich and, on World Sandwich Day, carbs are king.
Sangas are being dished up in abundance across Perth, satisfying the stomachs of tradies to taxi drivers, high-fliers to the homeless. And leading the charge is Subway, the sandwich giant which has partnered with Food Bank to add an extra layer to the event by donating thousands of meals to the hungry.
Hundreds of customers lined up outside stores across Perth to take advantage of Subway’s buy-one, get-one-free “Live Feed” deal with the franchises vowing to donate one meal to Food Bank for every sandwich sold during the global event.
One of the 1,450 Subway outlets taking part, Fremantle’s Market Street store, brought in extra sandwich artists to deal with the rush.
“We are expecting to sell about 400 subs today,” manager Sabhi Singh told The Bounce.
Mitch Norman of nearby Hush Specialty Coffee in Fremantle said the café’s two signature sandwiches, lamb and bacon varieties, were the orders of the day while revealing what he thinks is the secret to creating the tastiest carb combination.
“The best sandwich has good sauce that compliments the meat nicely and the bun has to be perfect toasted,” Mr Norman says.
Even donut shops were in on the World Sandwich Day action. MOP Donuts manager Rosa Bonacci put gelato and donut sandwiches on the menu.
“What makes the best gelato sandwich is obviously the donut,” Ms Bonacci says.
“The donut has to be very light and buttery.”
Add a scoop of quality ice-cream and a heavy sprinkling of toppings on top and you’ve got yourself the perfect sweet sandwich, she says.
CEO of Foodbank Australia Brianna Casey says World Sandwich Day’s global “Live Feed” would provide hundreds of thousands of meals to the needy.
By lunchtime, more than 100,000 meals had already been donated.
Follow the World Sandwich Day Subway “Live Feed” here.