With a summer that’s been all about maple syrup, poutine and beaver tails, one company is making sure BBQ roasted pork is among this iconic Canadian food list.
The pioneer of the toasted sandwich, Quiznos, is “pulling” out the stops to make the months of August and September a party for Canadian BBQ roasted pork lovers.
To kick off the celebration, on Tuesday, August 1 Quiznos will be offering a buy-one-get-one free offer for its two new BBQ pulled pork sandwiches made from 100 per cent Canadian pork.
“This is our chance to thank, and show our pride for, the farmers of Canada and connect their important work to Canada’s 150th birthday,” said George Jeffrey, Quiznos’ Chief Operating Officer. “One hundred and fifty years ago, 80 per cent of Canadians lived in rural markets. Today, less than 20 per cent do, yet rural produce remains a key economic driver.”
Canada is the world’s third-largest pork exporter, sending more than $2.6 billion worth of pork products to over 100 countries around the globe every year. Quiznos sources its pork from Lou’s Barbeque Company in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Starting with a quality pork shoulder, it is seasoned with simple ingredients to allow the natural flavours to shine through. The next step adds flavour and tenderness that is all about patience. Lou’s Barbeque smokes the pork for almost two hours to create a rich smoky flavor in Canada’s largest open rack smokehouse.
Low temperatures and slow roasting on open racks retains moisture and increases the tenderness of the meat creating a truly mouthwatering experience. Tenderness is enhanced by further slow cooking the pork for nine hours leading to classic, pull-apart pork.
Available until the end of September, the two Canadian-inspired sandwiches include the following:
- Southern Style saluting traditional backyard BBQ pits with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese and tangy pickles.
- Spicy Chipotle a fusion of pulled pork, ham, smoky bacon, melted cheddar cheese, jalapeños, pickles, sautéed onions and tomatoes.
Both toasted signature sandwiches are offered on a variety of artisan breads and include Quiznos’ Zesty Grill Sauce and chipotle mayo.