Signature Series: Sandwiches & Wraps

Operators share customers' favorite deli-inspired items.

Santa Fe Turkey Wrap
Union Public Schools, Tulsa, Okla.

At the district’s new Union Collegiate Academy there are nine different dining concepts to tempt students, including a deli and panini grill. Eli Huff, executive chef/culinary operations coordinator, says to satisfy students’ desire for customization, the deli is set up like a Subway; however, there are base sandwiches and wraps the kids can build on. One that has really caught on is the Santa Fe Turkey Wrap.

“You open up your 12-inch wrap, put in your turkey, jack cheese and our own chipotle ranch dressing and that’s the basis for the meal requirements,” says Huff. “Then we let the kids add on whatever they want to, be it roasted vegetables, jalapenos, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. It’s been so popular that we offer it in two locations now. We also offer the wrap for grab and go.” 

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