Being a Turkey Sandwich “insider” has its perks. For example, on a fairly regular basis, I’m invited to power lunches with some of the movers and shakers of the sandwich and/or deli industry. This past week, the guys at Smiling Moose Deli, invited me to stop by their Colorado Blvd store for a few sandwiches and a chat.
Big props to these guys – they know how to treat a VIP such as yours truly. First of all, they had a rock start parking space waiting for me – which is a big deal at this location. (take note of the silver Camry on the right)
Secondly, the brought out not one, not two, but THREE Turkey Sandwiches for me to sample.
Overall, it was a great meeting with Kevin and Kevin at Smiling Moose. Here’s what I learned:
1. The quality of Turkey is predicated on how many Turkey parts are used in making the meat. Smiling Moose uses three part Turkey whereas some of those OTHER sandwich chains use 8 or 9 part Turkey. That sounds disgusting.
2. Smiling Moose has a Turkey Philly Cheesesteak and it’s pretty damn tasty.
3. Turkey Sandwiches make up 70% of sales at deli/sandwich shops. That’s a big number, but a guy who owns a chain of sandwich shops told me this, so I know it’s true.
Here’s my part of my chat with Kevin and Kevin from Smiling Moose Deli.