Close your eyes and think about something that’s been there for you since the beginning. It was there for you when you needed a quick pick-me-up after a long day. It was there all through your school years, abandoning you only when you left it at home. It was the first thing to teach you that even though what’s on the inside is really what counts, it never hurts to have a hearty outside as well. Were you imagining a sandwich?
Well, you should have been!
Sandwiches have been part of our cuisine ever since we were old enough to get peanut butter stuck to the roofs of our mouths, and we’ve got four sandwiches that honor such a loyal member of the American fare.
If your idea of a mouthwatering sandwich is one that includes fresh vegetables, sharp cheese, crispy bacon and juicy slices of smoked ham and smoked turkey, then join the club because our Cheddar’s Club is everything a club-sandwich connoisseur could ever dream of and more!
For starters, we take two slices of honey potato bread and toast them to perfection. Once both slices have turned golden brown, we spread our delicious honey mayo across the two slices. From there, we start stacking on the goodness!
We lay a slice of cheddar cheese on the bottom piece of bread and then start packing on the meat. We stack cuts of smoked turkey and ham, two pieces of bacon, a slice of white American cheese and then complete the food pyramid with juicy tomatoes and crisp, green lettuce.
The sandwich is cut down the middle just like Mom used to do and then served with any one of our made-from-scratch sides.
In south Philadelphia, born and raised, at their hot dog stand Pat and Harry Olivieri spent most of their days. As legend has it, the two brothers made a living selling hot dogs on the street during the early days of the Great Depression when Pat decided to try out a new sandwich that had pieces of chopped beef and grilled peppers.
Besides Pat, a cab driver was one of the first to sink his teeth into what would eventually become a defining food icon of Philadelphia. The Olivieri brothers traded in hot dogs for beef and began making the first versions of the ultra delicious Philly Cheesesteaks right from their hot dog stand.
Maybe the Olivieri brothers are the reason why Philly is called “The City of Brotherly Love”…
No longer do you need to head to Philadelphia to taste the hearty flavors of the cheesesteak. At Cheddar’s, we’ve taken the time-tested cheesesteak recipe and added a bit of our own goodness to the mix. We mix together sautéed mushrooms, peppers and onions with sliced ribeye and White American Cheese and load it all onto a toasted hoagie roll.
We like to think that Pat and Harry would be quite pleased with what we serve in their honor!
Just like the Philly Cheesesteak, the Monte Cristo is a thing of legend as well! It wasn’t hot-dog-selling brothers who stumbled upon the Monte Cristo, but hard-working steel workers in France who had a habit of leaving their metal lunchboxes in the hot sun.
After a long, hot morning in the steel factory, unsuspecting workers found that the heat turned their metal lunchboxes into ovens, making their ham-and-cheese sandwiches a little more steamy and a lot more melty!
We make our Monte Cristo sandwich a little bit differently than those steelworkers did. Not only do we let a skillet do the cooking instead of a metal lunch box, but we dip our meat-and-cheese sandwich into an egg batter and fry it up, just like you would when making French toast.
We top it off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and voilà! — goodness.
Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich
We use real maple syrup on every one of our sandwiches to give it an oh-so-sweet flavor.
However, it’s not just sugary sweetness that defines the flavor of this sandwich. It’s the combination of the sweet maple syrup and the savory lemon pepper chicken breast that make this sandwich so delicious.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to try this sandwich, there’s only one thing left to mention.
Bacon. Three pieces of crispy bacon.
From turkey to tomatoes and ham to honey mustard, we’ve taken some of the freshest and most mouth-watering ingredients and sandwiched them all together in four made-from-scratch meals. Come by your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and sink your teeth into goodness.