Adjusting to the Growing Trend of Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Diets


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Adjusting to the Growing Trend of Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Diets

For many restaurant patrons freshly baked-to-order bread is that added touch to a meal that makes their dining experience memorable. However, there is a growing trend among consumers to change their diet to a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet. For some, a health condition may require a gluten-free diet. However, a significant number of Americans are simply looking for carbohydrate alternatives to manage their weight. (Isn’t that always a New Year’s resolution?)

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Colorful, Delicious Sandwich Wraps – An Artistic Canvas

Savvy restaurateurs see such challenges as an opportunity to enhance their menus with delicious low-carb, and/or gluten-free food offerings. One of the ways they do this is by incorporating sandwich wraps into their menu. Wraps can become an artistic canvas for amazing sandwich creations full of meats, and/or vegetables, and savory sauces. The options are endless and tantalizing! Whatever the specialty of the restaurant, be it chicken, steak, fish, or vegetarian, it can be incorporated very appealingly into a wrap.

Wraps come in a variety of flavors such as plain, garlic pesto, spinach, sun-dried tomato, whole wheat, and gluten-free. The 12” rounds are the most popular size used by area restaurants. The carb count typically is between 4-5 grams with the tomato wrap being the exception at 12 grams. They are naturally cholesterol-free and trans-fat-free.

The internet provides a boundless source of recipes for wraps but then again your own chef may have some creative ideas that could easily become a house favorite.  Check out this list of different wrap recipes.

How does a Keto Ginger-Lime Lettuce Wrap sound to you? Can you see the appeal to your customers?

Gluten-Free Offerings
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Some restaurants wish to be proactive in offering gluten-free fare on the menu and that is fabulous. A business can benefit greatly by providing gluten-free menu items. To that end, gluten-free wraps and sauces are easily available. But these wraps on their own do not make a gluten-free meal. Here is an excellent article on how to properly cater to gluten-free customers.

By the way, Who Invented the Wrap?

Good question! Where did the concept of using a flour wrap instead of two sandwich slices come from? Is a wrap simply a tortilla? Not exactly. Tortillas are made with unleavened dough while most wraps typically contain yeast which makes them more of a soft flatbread rolled around a filling.

That leads to an interesting urban legend about one possible inventor of the wrap. This story, as related by numerous sources, tells how Boston Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, was not only into baseball but also a restauranteur. The story goes that Bobby served the first sandwich wrap in 1982 at his restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut. It seems that one of the investors in Bobby’s restaurant had ordered a club sandwich. Unfortunately, the kitchen’s toaster had broken. Thinking on his feet Bobby put all the ingredients of a club sandwich into a tortilla. He rolled it up and melted a little cheese on the top to keep the tortilla from opening and served it.  The investor loved it and the ‘club sandwich wrap’ became part of the menu. A star or at least a good story was born! Read this hilarious tale in its entirety.

How M.C. Bread Distributor Co. helps you provide delicious and wholesome wraps as well as certified gluten-free products

The wraps we distribute come from Toufayan Bakeries which has been in the bread-baking business since 1926. Their wraps are convenient, pliable, and versatile. And with so many flavors to choose from, you’ll find just the right wrap to complement anything on your menu.


All their wraps are BRCGS Food Safety certified which provides strict standards for the food and food ingredient manufacturing industries.


Their gluten-free wraps have a GFCO certification and meet the strictest of gluten-free standards, are made with no animal derivatives, and are naturally vegan. Healthy and delicious..

Free samples of most of our products are available upon request.

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