Category: Deli News
When I started in the ad department with Jason’s Deli almost 10 years ago, I walked into a war. Us vs. Trans Fat. An enemy I had never heard of.
It didn’t take long to get my basic training. From the passionate reasoning of our vice president and chief food officer, I learned that trans fats were “NASty.” Not needed; not wanted. And that R&D was pouring over every ingredient in our food to put them into one of two categories: ‘clean’ or ‘dirty.’ ‘ Dirty’ had trans fat to be eliminated.
The battle began back in 2000 before my time but the story is part of Jason’s history. Trans fat wasn’t a hot topic but there was enough being written about the link between partially hydrogenated oils and heart attacks to convince Jason’s Deli to look for it in … Read More »
Hello, my name is Jamie. I am the Brand Management Director for Jason’s Deli and… a Flexitarian.
It has taken me awhile to finally admit it and it seems I am hardwired to eat copious amounts of protein. I have fought the urge to consume heavy amounts of red meat for the last 15 years or so, but never really discouraged myself from eating some kind, any kind, of meat. Turkey, tuna, ham, chicken- all fit the bill to soothe my carnivorous pangs. I have always believed that “everything in moderation” was the way to live (with certain exemptions, of course).
About a year ago, I decided to go meatless on Mondays. I realized quickly that not only did I not die from lack of meat, I also felt satiated and gratified. I was not still “starving” … Read More »
Curious to learn more about how we design our menu at Jason’s Deli?
Behind every fresh Wild Salmon-Wich and Zucchini Grillini is a whole lot of brainstorming, sandwich-making, and taste-testing — and we recently spoke with Director of Product Development Lisa Tillman to get the inside scoop. Even after nearly 34 years in Research & Development at Jason’s Deli, Lisa says her job never fails to surprise. “You’re always doing something new, and working with the food is amazing,” she explains. “A lot of the time, it feels like you’re with family in the kitchen — it’s the hub, the center of everything that’s going on.”
Our official test kitchen opened in 2008 with a scant 250 square feet, and it has since grown to 2500 square feet. It’s large enough now to accommodate workshops, visiting chefs, and school classes alike. (An … Read More »
It’s not just a Beatles song — in sunny California, huge fields of strawberries really do stretch as far as the eye can see. Welcome to Driscoll’s, home of the fresh strawberries that we’ve served in our fruit salads at Jason’s Deli for thirty years.
Five members of the Jason’s Deli team recently traveled to Monterey to attend the annual PMA Foodservice Convention and Exposition. The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has been around since 1949, and its 2200 members represent every sector of the produce industry, from seeds to supermarkets and food service outlets.
“It’s a great learning opportunity and a way for us to meet and interact with our growers and distributors,” says Blake Parker, Chief Innovation Officer. This year the group toured Driscoll’s strawberry breeding facility as well as Earthbound Farms, which is where we get our organic spinach.
“The entire production facility at Earthbound is organic,” explains Blake. “And … Read More »
We were both shocked and saddened by the senseless tragedy in Aurora, CO on July 20th, and we continue to extend our deepest condolences. Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims and their families.
How You Can Help
Our Aurora deli will be collecting food and monetary donations until August 31 to support GivingFirst.org, an Arvada-based resource for Colorado charities. Additionally, the deli will be donating a portion of its sales between 4-8 p.m. on Mondays. These funds will be sent to various organizations supporting the families of the victims.
For more information about how you can help, please visit GivingFirst.org or contact Meagan Kayl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, folks, we knew this day would come: the Sandwich Shuffle officially ends at midnight, but don’t throw in your dancing shoes just yet! We’ll soon be crowning our very own League of Extraordinary Sandwiches — the winner of the popular vote will take home $5,000, while the first and second prizes ($2,000 and $1,000, respectively) will be decided purely on the basis of deliciousness. Not an easy task, considering the fact that we received over 30,000 mouth-watering entries featuring almost every possible combination of protein, bread, cheese, produce, and spread, from carnivore lovers’ roast beef and hot pepper jack to gluten-free vegetable medleys and even inspired reboots of ye olde PB&J.
We’d like to extend an enormous thank you to everyone who participated! We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by your enthusiastic sandwich-cheffery — and this week, we just couldn’t resist taste-testing … Read More »
Jason’s Deli Sandwich Shuffle Competition
Last week, we told you about the first ever Jason’s Deli Sandwich Shuffle. Today, we are thrilled to announce that the Competition is live and ready to take your order!
All you have to do to play is click here, enter your information, and start adding the ingredients you love to the sandwich of your dreams. When you’re done, you’ll receive an email with a link back to your sandwich and a few tips from us on how to get more votes. Remember, the sandwich with the most votes at the end of the competition will win $5,000!
If you run into any problems or have questions about the competition, please contact us at email@example.com. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
May the Sandwich be with you!
The Jason’s Deli Sandwich Shuffle
For the first time ever, Jason’s deli has created a contest to see what you can come up with. The Grand Prize is $5,000, while second place will win $2,000 and third place will get $1,000!
Starting on June 4th, you will be able to create your own sensation at sandwichshuffle.com. You can build any sandwich you want using almost every ingredient in the deli! Want to build a sandwich with peanut butter and bananas on it, panini pressed? You can! Want to build the greatest vegetarian sandwich of all time? What about a gluten-free sandwich your whole family will love? It’s all possible when you shuffle our ingredients.
How do I win?
Every week from June 4-July 15, we’ll give away FOUR $100 gift cards — you’re entered for this giveaway just for submitting a sandwich! However, the … Read More »
At Jason’s Deli, we’re just naive enough to think we can make a difference.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with the ADA to spread the word about Alert! Day. According to our friends at the American Diabetes Association, recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have type 2 diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to Stop Diabetes®.
We’ve shown our commitment to healthy food innovation by offering heart healthy items since the 80s, eliminating artificial trans fats in 2005, removing high fructose corn syrup from our menu in 2008, and we said goodbye to artificial dyes in 2010. We care about serving food that’s rich in nutrients and free of stuff we can’t pronounce — and we think this test from the ADA is incredibly important. Please take the risk test today … Read More »
You can expect to see lots of human stories in our blog this year, as well as educational resources and behind-the-scenes insight into what makes our company special.
At Jason’s Deli, we are passionate about delicious food. That’s why we make over 20 of our recipes from scratch in the deli daily, such as our ever popular fruit dip or our family recipe beef stew. It’s also why we have so many organic ingredients. The fact is, we care about where our food comes from and we know that you do, too.
Stay on the look out for blog posts that shed light on our relationships with farmers and some of the sourcing challenges we face — it’s not easy to keep the food on your plate free of trans fats, HFCS, and artificial dyes, but we’re simply not willing to compromise.
And … Read More »