New savory breads from Jenny Lee—“California Tomato Basil,” “Parmesan Garlic & Herb” and “Italian Olive Focaccia”—are now being made available throughout the Eastern half of the United States by 5 Generation Bakers, the producers of Jenny Lee Cinnamon Swirl Breads.
The fresh bread category remains the most important segment in bakery today. It’s highly competitive, and the playing field continues to grow more crowded as more product dynamics like artisan and better-for-you come into consideration with increased frequency.
New Jersey is home to a fantastic array of sandwich diversity. The state’s definitive ham sandwich, the pork roll, dates back to the 1850s (make it with an egg and a slice of American cheese and it’s known as “Jersey breakfast”). Its sloppy Joe, originating in the 1930s and named after a bar in Cuba, is more of a Dagwood-Cuban hybrid than what folks outside of Jersey would typically expect. Rippers star deep-fried hot dogs that get their name from the split typically formed from the frying process.