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Pret's former managing director offers some invaluable advice at the lunch! show.

International Sandwich and Snack News magazine is the official journal of the British Sandwich Association (BSA), the UK body representing Sandwich makers, suppliers and retailers.

The magazine is published six times a year and distributed to retail buyers, caterers, sandwich bars and associated businesses in the industry. 

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  • Sandwich making practices have been given a major overhaul at the Salford Royal hospital, as part of an environmental health crackdown on poor catering hygiene overall.
  • Cranks, who sell vegetarian sandwiches, wraps and salads in universities, are launching the Great Cranks Student Sandwich Challenge, an Apprentice-style competition that will give students a chance to see their winning sandwich on the shelf in 2014.
  • The current consumer zeal for wholesome provenance and ingredients they can trust is favouring food to go and hot food operation Farm, which sources most of its ingredients from small producers or farms, and has just opened its third outlet in London. Juliet Shield reports.
  • Just Falafel plans to roll out 200 stores in UK and Ireland, over the next five years. It’s pitched firmly in the sandwich market with a range of falafel sandwich options including Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Italian and (later this year) UK varieties.
  • Tring sandwich shop Sandwich Plus might be small, but owner Steve Roost has brought his bakery training and French-restaurant expertise to make it a gastronomic destination for lucky locals.
  • Pret’s former managing director Andrew Walker delivered one of the key presentations at the lunch! show. His central message: customers want good food fast.
Sandwich Designer of the Year 2014
  • Yes, it’s that time of year again when you need to start thinking about new recipes for the competition that really sorts the sheep from the goats. Pam Sainsbury has the details.
New Moves
  • Subway UK had a ‘light bulb’ moment last year when research showed that the majority of parents didn’t regard the business as being family-orientated.