HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruity, savory and fresh: these delicious flavors were brought to the cutting board for the fourth annual America's Better Sandwich® Contest, which tallied thousands of entries from contestants across the country. Today, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread unveiled the five finalists—the delicious and nutritious sandwich recipes that will move on to the next round. Alongside Chef Tom Colicchio, it's now time for America to step in to help judge each recipe and determine who will take home the grand prize dough of $25,000.
From October 5 until October 26, sandwich lovers can hone their judging skills and vote for the recipe they think deserves the title and the dough at www.americasbettersandwich.com. For every vote, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Breads will also donate a loaf of bread, up to 10,000 loaves, to Feeding America®, the contest's official charitable partner, in addition to the loaves that will be donated for each entry received to help feed families across the country.
The Top 5 finalists for the "America's Better Sandwich®" Contest are:
- Tracy M. (Mount Juliet, Tenn.): "Savory Grilled Vegan Delight Sandwich"
- Ben M. (San Francisco, Calif.): "Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad Sandwiches"
- Tiffany A. (Quitman, Ark.): "Orange Kissed Turkey Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad Sammie"
- Jason S. (Detroit, Mich.): "Last Night's Grilled Flank Steak with Plum Sauce 'Banh Mi' Style Sandwiches"
- Ronna F. (Rockville, Md.): "Egg, Fig and Berry Toasted Breakfast Sandwich"
In addition to consumer votes, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread have enlisted the help of seasoned food judge and sandwich expert, Chef Tom Colicchio, to help determine the next top sandwich. Each finalist's recipe will be evaluated by its nutritional analysis, creativity/innovation and taste.
"There were so many creative recipes submitted to this year's America's Better Sandwich® Contest featuring delicious ingredients on a variety of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® breads, and the five finalists represent the very best of the submissions," said Colicchio. "As the finalists head to the next round, we invite everyone to help us judge the recipes and vote for their favorite better sandwich. It's definitely not going to be easy to choose just one!"
Once the judging and voting is complete, the sandwich recipe with the highest combined overall score will be deemed the Grand Prize winner and receive $25,000, and one runner-up will be awarded $5,000. The Grand Prize and Runner-Up winners will be announced on "National Sandwich Day," November 3.
"This year's America's Better Sandwich® Contest pulled in so many unique and original recipes featuring a variety of our products, from Whole Grain and Country Bread to Sandwich Thins® Rolls and more," said Marlene Sidhu, Director of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Breads. "The Top 5 finalists were chosen for their ability to craft a delicious and nutritious sandwich, and we can't wait to see which recipe rises to the top!"
To vote for your favorite recipe(s) in the America's Better Sandwich® Contest and to view official rules and donation program terms, visit www.americasbettersandwich.com.
About Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of more than 22,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Our distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Francisco®, Freihofer's®, Heiner's™, Marinela®, Mrs Baird's®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'® and Tia Rosa®.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win the America's Better Sandwich® Contest or Vote. Both programs end at 12:00 p.m. ET on 10/26/17 (or donation will end when max donation has been reached, whichever is sooner). Bimbo Bakeries USA will donate one (1) loaf of bread to Feeding America for each entry and/or vote received in the Contest, with a maximum of 10,000 loaves donated. Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are 18+ and have reached the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited. Contest rules and donation terms available at https://www.americasbettersandwich.com. Offered by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.
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