banh mi

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 12 00:51:14 UTC 2014

Ok... got it... lots of versions of the story.

Dunkin' CEO: Our sandwiches are snacks, not lunch

> "If you're grabbing a sandwich at Dunkin' Donuts, the chain wants you to
consider it a snack, not a full lunch.
> The chain has been expanding its sandwich offerings to bring in more
business during the afternoon. But Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said
those sandwiches -- which include fried chicken and grilled cheese varieties
-- shouldn't be considered lunch.
> "We're not moving into lunch. We're in snacking. We never talk about
lunch," Travis said in an interview."

On Jun 11, 2014 12:56 AM, "victor steinbok" <aardvark66 at> wrote:

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> Funny you should mention that. I just came across an article with the title
> that mentioned a Dunkin Donuts corporate official who "wants you to think
> of a sandwich as a snack, not a full lunch". There was no hook, so I
> skipped the article but noted the content. Now that you mentioned it, I
> have an insentive to find it again.
> VS-)
> On Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <gogaku at> wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >
> > Oddly, that definition calls a banh mi a "snack." That same Oxford
> Dictionary website defines "snack" (
> as "A
> light meal that is eaten in a hurry or in a casual manner" so perhaps
> defining a sandwich as a snack is appropriate, but to me (US usage?)
> anyway, defining a type of sandwich as a snack is completely misleading.
> >
> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
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