Bimbo Bread Brands Serve Up Second Annual 'America's Better Sandwich' Contest

HORSHAM, Pa. — Spread on ten of the country's best chefs, layer in five mouth-watering sandwich categories and garnish it all with one $25,000 grand prize for Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bakeries' second annual "America's Better Sandwich™" Contest, where fans across the country can submit delicious, nutritious and never-before-seen sandwich combinations for the opportunity to taste victory.

From June 15, 2015 to August 23, 2015, sandwich experts can enter the "America's Better Sandwich™" Contest by visiting For every eligible recipe submitted during the entry period, and for every vote cast during the voting period (September 21, 2015 – October 18, 2015), Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® will donate a loaf of bread to its official charitable partner Feeding America®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

Entrants can submit up to two recipes per category using Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® whole grain bread, the newly launched Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Healthfull® bread and/or Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls in each of the following categories:

  •     Open-Face Artistry: For these works of art, bold ingredients and textures, like sharp cheddar or tasty tuna, are layered on one slice of bread for the world to see.
  •     Breakfast in Bread: These sandwiches, featuring nutritious breakfast favorites like eggs and yogurt, invoke images of cozy mornings in bed or boisterous brunches with friends.
  •     Love, Healthfully: Celebrate new Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Healthfull® bread with innovative recipes that play off nuanced, foodie-approved ingredients like honey, flax and sunflower seeds.
  •     Creative Classics: Nutritious spins in sandwich creations that have stood the test of time such as grandma's club sandwich, BLT or other old-time favorites.
  •     Fueling Good: These sandwiches should incorporate ingredients that help boost your energy such as healthful fats, protein, fiber and iron.

"Last year, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® fans showed us that there are no boundaries when it comes to dreaming up delicious combinations to go between two slices of whole grain bread," said Aubrecia Houston, Brand Manager of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® breads.

"We were absolutely thrilled with the results of our first-ever 'America's Better Sandwich™' Contest and have raised the stakes even further this year with new sandwich categories including, 'Love, Healthfully,' 'Open-Face Artistry, and 'Breakfast in Bread.' We hope these new categories will generate more delicious sandwich making ideas and help fans explore all the varieties that Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® bread has to offer."

As a way to inspire fans with new recipe ideas and uncommon ingredients, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® has also partnered with some of the country's most talented chefs to create their own delicious sandwiches and help spread the word about the "America's Better Sandwich™" Contest. Participating chefs include:

    Chef Fabio Viviani- Los Angeles, CA, Chicago IL, and Miami, FL
    Chef Kevin Gillespie- Atlanta, GA
    Chef Tiffany Derry- Dallas, TX
    Chef Dale Levitski- Nashville, TN
    Chef Mike Isabella- Washington, D.C.
    Chef Doug Adams- Portland, OR
    Chef Edward Lee- Louisville, KY
    Chef Beau MacMillan- Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
    Chef Rocco Whalen- Cleveland, OH and Charlotte, NC
    Chef Katie Cavuto – Philadelphia, PA

All Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® sliced breads and Sandwich Thins® Rolls are cholesterol free and contain no high fructose corn syrup, making them a great starting point when creating a better-for-you sandwich. In addition, eating one sandwich made with two slices of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® whole grain sliced bread fulfills at least half your daily recommended amount of whole grains.

All eligible recipes in the Arnold®, Brownberry®, and Oroweat® Bread "America's Better Sandwich™" Contest will be judged by a panel of experts based upon nutrition, creativity and ease of preparation. The top three finalists from each sandwich category will also be posted online for public voting September 21, 2015- October 18, 2015 to help determine Category and Grand Prize winners. On National Sandwich Day, November 3, 2015, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread will reveal the highest scoring recipes in each sandwich category and award them with $5,000 each. In addition, the highest overall scoring sandwich will receive a $25,000 Grand Prize and the 2015 title "America's Better Sandwich™."

About Bimbo Bakeries USA

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 22,000 U.S. associates operates more than 60 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Freihofer's®, Heiners ®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird's®, Nature's Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa.®

The "America's Better Sandwich™" Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 US, DC & PR, 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest starts June 15, 2015 and ends on October 18, 2015. Entry Period starts on June 15, 2015 and ends on August 23, 2015. For Official Rules, which govern, visit Sponsor: Bimbo Bakeries, USA, Inc.

About Feeding America®

Feeding America® is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America® also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit, Facebook or Twitter.

Source: Bimbo Bakeries USA