AdvancePierre Foods, Cincinnati, introduced the Classic Patty Melt sandwich to its line of Pierre Panini Style Melts.
Previously sold under the Pierre Grillers line, the Pierre Classic Patty Melt offers the traditional diner sandwich favorite in a microwaveable format. The Patty Melt features a flame-broiled beef patty topped with melted American cheese and sautéed onion strips, served up on grilled rye bread that is crisped in the microwave using a proprietary microwave susceptor sleeve.
"Sandwiches continue to grow in popularity, and while AdvancePierre Foods is always looking to create new kinds of sandwiches to meet market trends, we realize that consumers also demand the classic, nostalgic products they grew up with," says Tony Schroder, president of convenience channels. "Our new Pierre Classic Patty Melt is not only easy to prepare, but also offers consumers the hot, cheesy indulgence they crave at only 300 calories per sandwich."