At American Sandwich Co. our food not only tastes good, it is good! Our menu is 100% free of High Fructose Corn Syrup (which has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity) and our meats, cheeses and breads do not contain fillers, extenders, flavor enhancers or MSG.
Here is a quick comparison between a selection of our food and the food from a well-known national Sub chain.
Is this what they mean by “Fresh”?
The following is an excerpt from a “CBS News MoneyWatch” article reviewing the ingredients from the same nationally known Sub chain:
“Let’s start with the bread, which is baked in the stores, emitting a distinct and lingering odor even outside. The 9-grain wheat, white and sourdough varieties are made with goodies like sodium stearoyl lactylate and ammonium sulfate, which are used as a dough conditioners, and azodicarbonamide, a bleaching chemical most commonly employed in the production of foamed plastics. In the UK, azodicarbonamide has been classified as a substance that can cause asthma when used in an industrial setting. Yummy.
Then there’s the meat. It’s a processed concoction of actual meat and lots of water that’s held together by things like modified food starch and soy protein concentrate, and then goosed with artificial flavorings. If it’s chicken, or “oven roasted chicken strips”, why does it need “chicken type flavor” made from autolyzed yeast extract and hyrolyzed corn gluten? One possible reason is that ingredients like autolyzed yeast extract and hydrolyzed soy protein are stand ins for that enormously effective flavor enhancer MSG (monosodium glutamate) since they also contain the glutamate that gives foods a burst of meaty flavor.”