The winning sandwich will be added to FRESH's menu board for 90 days. Bragging rights and money are on the line as FRESH will make a cash donation to the winner's favorite charity.
During the sandwich's 90 day run on the menu, one dollar from each sandwich sold will be donated to the winner's charity. Five competitors have been chosen and each contestant has put a lot of thought into coming up with a creative sandwich.
Each competitor will be demonstrating and sampling their sandwich on Saturday and Sunday in the FRESH taste kitchen.
Nelson Clyde of the Tyler Morning Telegraph has created a Greenberg Turkey Sandwich that highlights Tyler's world-famous Greenberg turkeys. Clyde is competing for the Samaritan Counseling Center and will be at FRESH from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“Eating a Greenberg Turkey sandwich during the off-season is something I never dreamed could happen,” Nelson Clyde said. “Come to FRESH and share my dream to get my name on the FRESH menu board and enjoy this sandwich with me.”
Also cooking on Saturday, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is Will Knous, Editor of BSCENE Magazine. Knous is competing for The Literacy Council of Tyler. His sandwich is called The Big Willnowski. It is packed with thinly sliced vegetables, black forest ham and champagne mustard on oat nut bread.
On Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Frazier, web producer from KLTV-7 will be making her Angel of a Sandwich benefiting the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Her sandwich is made with turkey, prosciutto, Gouda cheese and cranberry pepper jelly.
The demonstrations end with Carleen Dark from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ms. Dark is with radio stations KNUE and Mix 93.1 and is competing for the Humane Society of East Texas. Her sandwich features tri-tip sirloin rubbed with brown sugar and spices, provolone cheese and a jalapeno pesto.
“My sandwich is all about bringing together a little sweet, a little spicy and an amazing cut of meat that is one of the best-kept secrets in California. So it brings it all home for me — there is influence from both Texas and California, just like me,” Ms. Dark said.