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Glendale, WI, Local Named Finalist in America’s Better Sandwich Contest

$25,000 grand prize winner to be announced on “National Sandwich Day,” November 3

By - Sep 29th, 2016 01:03 pm
Lacey Muszynski. Photo courtesy of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread.

Lacey Muszynski. Photo courtesy of Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread.

Sweet, savory and spicy: these flavor profiles were served up with a twist for the third annual “America’s Better Sandwich™” Contest, which tallied more than 2,900 entries from sandwich connoisseurs across the country. Today, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread unveiled the Top 15 finalists and the unique, delicious sandwich recipes that have made the cut to the next round. Now, it’s time for America to help decide who will take home the grand prize dough of $25,000 and the title of creating “America’s Better Sandwich™.”

Glendale, Wisconsin, local Lacey Muszynski crafted a unique, nutritious sandwich recipe that is so delicious that she has been named one of 15 finalists in this year’s Brownberry® “America’s Better Sandwich™” contest from a pool of more than 2,900 entries. Estabrook’s recipe—“Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast”—was chosen as a finalist for the contest’s “Open-Faced Artistry” category.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast


1 slice Brownberry® Healthfull® Flax and Sunflower Bread, toasted
½ small, ripe avocado 3 oz. smoked salmon 6 thin slices English cucumber 6 spinach leaves 1 small radish, julienned
½ tsp. capers, drained
½ tsp. fresh dill, chopped Fresh lemon juice


Arrange spinach leaves evenly on toast.
Cut the avocado into chunks, arrange evenly on spinach, and smash gently with a fork. Sprinkle avocado with fresh lemon juice and salt to taste.
Arrange cucumber slices on top of avocado, followed by an even layer of salmon.
Scatter radish, capers and dill on top and serve.

From September 26 until October 23, the Glendale community can help Lacey bring home the grand prize dough of $25,000 by casting their votes at The winner will be announced on National Sandwich Day, November 3. For every vote submitted during the voting phase, Brownberry® will donate a loaf of bread, up to 100,000 loaves, to Feeding America, its official charitable partner.

The Top 15 finalists for the “America’s Better Sandwich™” Contest are:

State Favorites

  • Jane M. (Houston, Texas): “Tex-Mex Fajita Chicken Salad Sandwich”
  • Naylet L. (Miami, Fla.): “Better Black Bean Miami Cubano”
  • Priscilla Y. (Concord, Calif.): “Golden Gate Shrimp Louie Sandwich”

Fueling Good

  • Chris D. (San Francisco, Calif.): “Walnut Kale Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich”
  • Mary H. (Prescott, Ariz.): “Spiced Caribbean Chicken Sandwich”
  • Gail D. (Medina, Ohio): “Summer Rainbow Sandwich”

Open-Faced Artistry

  • Crystal S. (Northglenn, Colo.): “Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Sandwiches with Spicy Orange Dressing”
  • Lacey M. (Glendale, Wisc.): “Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast”
  • Maureen S. (Deptford, N.J.): “Open-Faced Kickin’ Crab Salad”

Breakfast in Bread

  • Christina B. (Houston, Texas): “Escape to Costa Rica Breakfast Sandwich”
  • Barbara E. (Appleton, Wisc.): “Over Easy Egg Sandwich with Radish Yogurt”
  • Jill G. (Philadelphia, Pa.): “Lox Your Sox Off”

Creative Classics

  • Kim V. (Caldwell, N.J.): “Cherry Almond Chicken Salad”
  • Lidia H. (Pasadena, Calif.): “Indian-Spiced Egg Salad Sandwich”
  • Debbie R. (Clearwater, Fla.): “Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwiches”

In addition to consumer votes, Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread have enlisted the help of nationally recognized dietitians — Patricia Bannan, MS, RD; Katie Cavuto, MS, RD; Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN and Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN — and former White House Chef John Moeller as judges. The panel of experts will evaluate each finalist’s recipe against its nutritional analysis, creative flavor profile and ease of prep.

“This year, the ‘America’s Better Sandwich™’ Contest received more submissions than ever before, and our fans especially enjoyed our new ‘State Favorites’ category that called for creative, nutritious twists on the classic state foods they grew up with,” said Brian DiNuzzo, Assistant Brand Manager at Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread. “There are numerous creative recipes featuring our whole grain-packaged bread, and the Top 15 finalists represent the best three of each category. Choosing the top sandwich is not going to be an easy decision, and we invite America to make its collective voice heard!”

The sandwich recipe with the highest score in each category will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and the recipe with the highest overall score will be awarded a $25,000 grand prize. The final winner will be announced on “National Sandwich Day,” November 3.

For official rules, donation program terms and to vote for your favorite recipe(s) in the Arnold®, Brownberry® and Oroweat® Bread “America’s Better Sandwich™” Contest, visit

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 more than 23,000 U.S. associates operates more than 60 manufacturing locations in the United States. Our distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry® Entenmann’s®, Francisco®, Freihofer’s®, Heiner’s™, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas’®, and Tia Rosa®.

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