Admin Assistance: Order These 5 Tasty Sandwiches to Switch Up Your Business Lunches

Posted by on Friday, April 4th, 2014 with 2 Comments

When busy  administrative assistants are tasked with ordering business lunches or meals for meetings, it’s easy to fall into a comfortable routine: deli meats, turkey clubs, tuna salad. And while sandwiches are the perfect meeting food — crowd-pleasing and portable — these “classics” can quickly become ho-hum.

Make sure your clients or coworkers are actually looking forward to their lunch breaks during a busy day — after all, taking a genuine break is key to maintaining energy levels and productivity for the rest of the afternoon. Give business lunch attendees a meal that will break up the monotony of the day, and orchestrate a twist on the usual sandwich standards by ordering one of these unexpected options:


Spice up the lunch table with tortas.
Image source: Flickr user Robyn Lee


These mouthwatering Mexican sandwiches have never quite reached the popularity of tacos or burritos in the States, but they deserve to. Imagine taking your favorite taco fillings (charred meats, melty cheese, avocados, salsa) and stuffing them between a sliced, crusty roll, called a bolillo. Most Mexican restaurants will have a few tortas on their menus, including vegetarian varieties, which makes them perfect for big business lunches!

banh mi

A banh mi combines crusty French bread and bright Vietnamese flavors.
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Banh mi

If you weren’t aware that French colonists exerted quite an influence on Vietnamese cuisine, you will be after tasting a delicious banh mi. In the most common variation of this unique sandwich, a crusty baguette is slathered with mayo and holds minced pork meatballs, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, and shredded carrots. Vietnamese restaurants and bakeries usually carry a few varieties, and even mainstream sandwich shops are jumping onto the banh mi bandwagon these days.


A New Orleans take on an Italian sandwich.
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Is New Orleans’ signature sandwich a muffuletta or an oyster po’ boy? It’s a toss-up, but when it comes to pleasing the crowd at business lunches, we’ll go with a muffuletta. A giant round of Sicilian bread, stuffed full of cured meats and cheeses that are topped with a lavish spread of spicy olive salad; cut into quarters, this is one sandwich that has earned its standing in New Orleans’ crowded culinary scene.

Cuban sandwich

A proper Cuban sandwich is always pressed.
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Cuban sandwiches

Possibly the world’s best variation of good old ham and cheese. Here, the cheese is Swiss, the ham is sliced (and occasionally supplemented with marinated pork), and both are topped with pickles and mustard… then, the whole thing is flattened by a hot press. The result is a gooey and delicious sandwich that puts cold cuts to shame, and can be found on many respectable menus far from Miami.

gyro in hand

You don’t need sliced bread to make a gyro, but it still counts as a sandwich!
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First of all, they’re pronounced “YEE-ros”. Secondly, they are not technically a sandwich, but since gyros involve meat that’s contained within bread and eaten by hand — and are delicious — we’re including them nonetheless! The traditional Greek gyro is roasted meat (usually made from ground lamb) served in a rolled pita along with tomato, onion, and tzatziki (a yogurt and cucumber sauce). Packed full of flavor and not too exotic to alienate picky eaters, gyros are a surefire way to spice up the lunch table — and easy to find, as they’re a staple on Greek restaurant menus.

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2 responses to “Admin Assistance: Order These 5 Tasty Sandwiches to Switch Up Your Business Lunches”

  1. Shane says:

    These are amazing sandwiches. I would definitely like to try these. Thanks for sharing!