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 »
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.
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We just returned from our annual trip to California to visit our produce growers and look for new and exciting items at a produce show. It was truly an amazing experience to stand in those fields of lush green and see what all goes into bringing that one head of lettuce or one strawberry to market.
A lot of time is spent in greenhouses searching for the right combination of plants to produce the highest quality possible thru natural cross breeding. It can take up to 5 YEARS from the first development of a seed variety to roll out for planting outside of test fields. As you may know, the farms transition to various areas of the country depending on the season. So a seed variety that does well in Salinas, CA may not do well in Yuma, AZ due … Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control is telling us that nearly one out of three children in the U.S. ages 2 to 19 is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Unless we change this, we’re going to raise generations of really unhealthy kids. Kids and parents need to know more about the food they eat and how to eat healthier. As restaurant owners, we have a responsibility to do the right thing and help fight childhood obesity. We lowered the sodium, saturated fat and calories in our kid’s menu. We serve fresh, more natural, less fooled-around-with food.
And we have an announcement! We are going to invite restaurateurs, academics and public health officials to a national summit on childhood obesity next year. We’re scheduled to visit several cities in the next few weeks to talk it up. Stay tuned.
You probably heard the news stories alerting all of us that reducing sodium is the next big challenge in the food world. We, too, are concerned and have made a commitment to offering more healthy choices. Considering the size of our menu, this is occurring in phases.
Last year in Phase I, we introduced Real Choices on the menu, sandwiches with smaller portion sizes and lower sodium. By the way, they are loaded with organics! We also offer 14 different fresh lettuces, veggies and fruit on our Famous Salad Bar – with lots of organics and virtually no sodium – top these with organic balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and you are set! Yummy!
As of this spring (Phase II), we have lowered the sodium in our ham and smoked turkey. We also replaced our spinach wrap bread with a … Read More »
Kids today are more sophisticated than ever. They want more control over what they eat and want to feel more grown up.
Parents today are weary of the same old fast food meals and want their kids to eat and enjoy better, healthier choices.
After extensive customer research, we introduced our new “Jason’s Just-Right Kid’s Menu” on April 6. Kids 12 and under get to pick and choose sides and have multiple healthy options such as organic carrots, organic apples, and fresh fruit. Organic low fat regular and chocolate milk joined the drink choices which already included organic apple juice.
“Little Dippers” were added so tots can enjoy dippers like organic apple slices and celery sticks with organic peanut butter for just 99-cents. The new “Ranch Wrapper” features chicken breast strips (not fried), cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing in an organic wrap that’s … Read More »
Everyone craves the tastiest, most deli-cious food that they can get; and, of course, a lot of people want healthy food, too. We can tell you that the purest food almost always tastes the best. Trust us, we have an R&D kitchen and we taste different versions of the same dish all the time. These are some of the reasons that got us to ban artificial trans-fats and MSG.
For more than a year, we have been looking into High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for the same reasons. Today we are a few items away from victory. One obstacle is the soda fountain. Before we move further, we want your opinion.
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Thanks for your help!