In the new book, “Delicious: How to Eat the Best Delicious Food in the World,” author Michael Ruhlman writes about the phenomenon of deli sandwiches costing up to $100 more than the actual burger.
“The cost of the deli sandwich was $7, a lot cheaper than the meat, the cheese, the toppings and everything else that goes into making it,” Ruhlomans says.
“We’re not even talking about a slice of bread or a piece of butter or a bit of pickles or a salad dressing or anything that goes to making the burger.”
In fact, he adds, the cost of a deli meal is only about 40 percent of the actual cost of producing the sandwich, which is more than triple the amount of meat, cheese, toppings, sauces and condiments.
“So, to put it in simple terms, if you wanted to order a $10 sandwich for $10, you’d pay $7 for it,” he says.
The reason for this discrepancy?
The sandwich’s price, which Ruhlimans calls “the most expensive thing in the sandwich,” depends on the quality of the meat.
For example, if it comes from an animal that costs $20,000 a year, it’s going to be $100 cheaper to buy a $5.99 deli item.
In contrast, a chicken that costs around $20 to $40 per pound will be cheaper to order at a delis, but not necessarily as expensive as the meat itself.
The difference in the price of a burger, on the other hand, can be anywhere from $1 to $10 depending on the type of meat.
This means that the actual amount of beef and cheese and other condiments needed to make a deliriously deli burger can be far less than the price tag on the sandwich.
Ruhlisons point of view on the matter: “The hamburger is a form of currency, and the more you eat the more money you get,” he explains.
“If you’re eating a $6 burger, the amount you’ll get back is about $2, so you’re really eating more than you pay for.”
In the case of delis like GNC, the difference is that the meat is cheaper because they can cut it down into smaller pieces, which can be stored in the freezer.
That means they can deliver the meat more quickly, saving time and money.
“For a $1 sandwich, you’re going to save $1, so if you’re a really big fan of the hamburger, you can save $2.50 by buying a sandwich that’s a little smaller than the hamburgers you’re already eating,” he points out.
“But that’s not the only reason it’s so cheap.”
“Delis can sell you meat at an affordable price, but they don’t necessarily have to,” he adds.
“They could go a little further than that and say, ‘If you want to save money, we’ll cut it to the bone.'”
And that would save you money in the long run.
In the U.S., the delis that Ruhlinmans describes have been getting a lot of attention for their prices.
And while deli prices in the U to Mexico are down significantly since 2008, they’re still far higher than in Europe, where deli meat is about 10 times more expensive.
In addition, the burger deli industry in the States is growing quickly.
The company, which operates in the United States, has a network of more than 3,500 stores, including more than 200 in New York City alone.
“It’s growing so fast that we’ve had to do some research, and we think we have a really good picture of what the market is looking for,” Rughlsmans says, noting that there are already more than 300 delis in New England.
“At the moment, the deles are selling well.
We think they’re on a roll, and they’re expanding rapidly.”
In Europe, the industry has been hit hard by the recession, which has put a damper on the business.
“Deli meat prices have gone up,” says Eike Huppert, a research manager with the Deli Association of the United Kingdom.
“Now we’re seeing deli owners struggling.
For many consumers, the thought of ordering a delijo burger and being disappointed when it arrives is still an unpleasant experience. “
There’s a lot more competition in the market now, and there’s less margin for error.”
For many consumers, the thought of ordering a delijo burger and being disappointed when it arrives is still an unpleasant experience.
But for others, the concept of eating meat at a lower price is an option.
“A deli hamburger can be good if it’s well-done,” Ruflmans says.
“I’d like to try it myself