Two in three Americans (67%) said they could live on sandwiches alone for a full week, according to new research.
The perfect sandwich, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans, consists of tomato (54%), cheddar cheese (39%) and Black Forest ham (39%).
The survey also found that the average American craves a sandwich four times a week.
It seems that the best solution for your tastebuds and your wallet is a sandwich as 42% polled said they are actively looking for ways to cut down the cost of food, with sandwiches being a good money-saving option for 67% of respondents, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Buddig.
For favorite ingredients, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise and honey mustard topped the list all at 58%. The least favorite was ranch (26%).
Regular ham, honey turkey, honey ham and Black Forest ham all rank equally as favored meat options (39%).
Following cheddar, Swiss cheese (36%) and American cheese (36%) were top choices. Respondents’ least favorite cheese was Gruyere (1%).
Among the respondents, whole wheat bread (37%) was the top choice for their favorite sandwich. Sourdough bread (36%) followed closely, while multigrain bread (33%) was the third most popular option.
Half of those polled said they like to have their sandwich toasted (58%).
The top vegetables included onion (54%), and cucumber (51%).
When it comes to sandwich personalities, people have different preferences and tastes. Twenty-nine percent identified as a “minimalist” who prefer simple toppings. Another, 27% identified as “savory lover,” and 15% said they have a “sweet tooth” sandwich personality.
Fifty-nine percent of people said the best time to enjoy a sandwich is outside of traditional lunchtime.
“Today, people are working differently than before and lunchtime can be different times of day for different people based on their circumstances. A sandwich provides an affordable and convenient option no matter what time they can take a moment to eat in their busy schedule,” said executive vice president of marketing, Tom Buddig.
According to 38% of those polled, sitting on the beach is the best place to bite into a sandwich.
The best places to enjoy a sandwich are at the beach (38%), at home (36%), or in a park (36%).
“Given the rising cost of groceries, the majority of those polled have switched over to preparing meals at home with 67% saying sandwiches are a good value, with lunchmeat providing consumers with protein options that are both tasty and affordable,” Buddig said.
TOP 5 CONDIMENTS PEOPLE WOULD PREFER IN A PERFECT SANDWICH
- Ketchup – 61%
- Barbecue sauce – 58%
- Mayonnaise – 58%
- Honey mustard – 58%
- Mustard – 56%
TOP 5 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PEOPLE WOULD PREFER IN A PERFECT SANDWICH
- Tomato – 54%
- Onion – 54%
- Cucumber – 51%
- Lettuce – 47%
- Pickles – 46%
TOP 5 MEAT PEOPLE WOULD PREFER IN A PERFECT SANDWICH
- Black Forest Ham – 39%
- Ham – 39%
- Honey Turkey – 39%
- Honey Ham – 39%
- Black Forest Turkey – 37%
TOP 5 CHEESE PEOPLE WOULD PREFER IN A PERFECT SANDWICH
- Cheddar cheese – 39%
- Swiss cheese – 36%
- American cheese – 36%
- Pepper jack cheese – 31%
- Provolone cheese – 30%
Produced in association with SWNS Research
(Additional reporting provided by Talker Research)