From Cannabis-Pairing Menus to Sandwich Cart Delivery Services

By: Jana Pijak - May 26, 2015
These sandwich shop innovations range from cannabis-pairing menus to sandwich delivery services that are conducted via parachute or with the help of a high-tech storage cart. As traditional sandwich shops regain their popularity among urban dwellers with a flair for nostalgia, the food retailers are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves from other, similar businesses.

Standouts from this list include sandwich shop Melt's aerated food containers that keep its grilled cheese recipes fresh and toasty for an extended time period. Other favorites include compartmentalized lunch kits from Al Parque. The food brand's portable lunchbox packaging is easy to transport and is ultimately mess-free.

When it comes to traditional delicatessen shops, an old world aesthetic is present among artisanal food retailers. On the other end of the spectrum, contemporary sandwich shops are remixing tradition and include yogurt cafe concepts, vegan-friendly pubs and even gourmet eateries that specialize in bite-sized subs.