The Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Is it possible to get a sandwich that is low in calories and high in protein but that also tastes delicious? The Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Supermac’s ticks the boxes when it comes to the increasing focus on the quality and nutritional value of the food we consume. A recent survey of university students showed that 84% of consumers felt that healthy ingredients were important and that 72% of university students felt that protein values mattered*. The Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Sandwich has fewer than 350 calories and has a protein value of 39.4g per sandwich. The Sandwich has a point score of 7 Smart Points on the Weightwatchers SmartPoints Calculator when Light Mayo is used.
Irish farmers and suppliers are also set to benefit with the upcoming promotion of the Grilled Chicken Sandwich in Supermac’s. The chain of family restaurants is launching a campaign that highlights the 100% fresh Irish chicken used in the sandwich are reared by Irish farmers and served in artisan wholemeal buns supplied by Coughlan’s bakery in Naas. The Batavia lettuce and red onion are supplied by Curley’s Fresh Food in Galway and the recommended Chipotle mayonnaise is supplied by Spice O’ Life in Dunmanway.
Each fresh, never frozen, Irish chicken sandwich is made to order so the chicken breast doesn’t touch the grill until you order it. The sandwich is part of the fresh chicken range of sandwiches which includes the Fresh Chicken Breast Sandwich. Supermac’s spent over €7 million on Irish poultry in 2017 and this represents a significant investment in the poultry sector by the company. “As part of our commitment to our Fresh Range we only serve 100% fresh, never frozen, Irish chicken and beef,” Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, said. “Our chicken sandwiches are the best in the business and a large part of the reason for this is the quality of product our Irish farmers produce for us. There is absolutely no doubt that you can taste the difference. Frozen meat loses moisture and when you lose moisture you lose flavour. That’s why fresh never frozen is so important and why all our Fresh Range is cooked to order. We are committed to continuing our ongoing support of Irish farmers and utilising Irish produce whenever possible. This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Irish poultry on Irish farms and I am proud to serve it in each of our restaurants,” he said.
The fresh chicken product range in Supermac’s includes the Snack Box and Lunch Box, the Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Breast Sandwich and the Fresh Chicken Tenders.
The Wholemeal Grilled Chicken Sandwich latest in a line of fresh sandwiches supplied by Supermac’s. The 5oz Burger, made famous by Irish rugby legend Sean O’ Brien, and the seasonal Festive 5oz over the Christmas period were a huge hit with customers. The Breast of Chicken Sandwich is also fresh 100% Irish chicken and the SuperSubs chain has a number of selections between 200-300 calories in its ‘Lite’ section. The soup there is made fresh daily as well.
“Our customers decide what we put on our menus,” Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh said. “We listen to what they ask for and we deliver. This is what sets us apart. Our customers wanted fresh, 100% Irish beef and chicken they also told us that they wanted a selection of sandwiches that came in at less than 350 calories. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich has proven to be a popular addition to our range,” he said.
*Source – MyUnidays.com