Bennigan's California Turkey Sandwich copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Bennigan's California Turkey Sandwich

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Menu Description: "Sliced turkey, avocado, tomato, sprouts, and lettuce with mayonnaise on wheat bread."

The successful chain of Bennigan's restaurants is owned by Metromedia, one of the largest privately held partnerships in the country. Metromedia ranks second on the list of the country's largest casual dining restaurant companies, just behind Little Caesar's Pizza. Other restaurant chains controlled by Metromedia include Steak and Ale, Montana Steak Company, Ponderosa Steakhouse, and Bonanza Steakhouse chains. Altogether Metromedia owns more than 1500 restaurants that ring up nearly half a billion in revenue each year.

It's funny how any sandwich with avocado, sprouts, tomatoes, and lettuce in it winds up with "California" somewhere in the name. This recipe is not exactly a healthier alternative with all the mayonnaise and avocado in there, but if it's low-fat you're looking for, simply substitute a "light" mayonnaise for the regular stuff, ditch the avocado, and you're on your way to the beach.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 2 slices wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced turkey breast
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 leaf green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • Salt
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      1. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one face of each slice of bread.

      2. Assemble the sandwich by stacking the turkey on the mayonnaise side of one slice of bread.

      3. Place the tomato slices on the turkey.

      4. Arrange the sprouts on top of the tomato slices.

      5. Place the lettuce leaf on the sprouts.

      6. Slice the avocado into thin slices and arrange the slices on the lettuce.

      7. Top off the sandwich by placing a slice of bread, mayo side down, on the avocado.

      8. Cut the sandwich twice, diagonally from corner to corner, making four triangular pieces.

      9. Stick a toothpick straight down through the middle of each sandwich piece to hold it together.

      Makes 1 sandwich.

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Score: 3.00. Votes: 2
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Oct 9, 2013, 22:00

We love this but never knew the proper way to stack the ingredients. Thank you!

Oct 9, 2013, 22:00

This recipe is "book filler." Honestly, a "recipe" for a TURKEY SANDWICH!? The menu description gives the complete ingredient list. If you need a recipe to make a turkey sandwich, I pity you!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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