At Trenchers catering we are proud to be a member of the British Sandwich Association (BSA), and this week they have sent me some really interesting information regarding the way the sandwich market in the UK has grown, and how it employ's a great number of people across the country, and so i though i would help spread the word.
Did you know the sandwich industry employs 325k people in this country alone, and this number rises all the time with more and more people selling more and more sandwiches.
Last year Trenchers catering found our most popular sandwich filling was cheddar cheese, however cheese only comes in at number 3 on the list of most popular, being beaten to the top spot nationally by Bacon, and with chicken coming in at a very close 2nd place.
All day breakfast.
Whats your number 1?
The average price for a sandwich in the UK is now £2.27, i think this is good value, and shows that you can still have a good lunch for under £2.50.
The sandwich sector in the UK is now worth £8bn to the UK economy.
3.5bn sandwiches are consumed each year.
The sandwich market is made up of 40% sandwich bars and bakeries, 15% supermarkets, 9% coffee shops, 11% workplace and education and 16% other.
The sandwich sector as a whole is up year on year by 3%.
I hope this is as informative to the reader as it is for me.
thank you for reading.