Milio's Sandwiches

Carry On

Bread isn’t just the staff of life. It’s the food—in a wide variety of forms and styles—that helps drive the limited-service restaurant industry.

Whether they’re traditional breads, buns, tortillas, bagels, pitas, or flatbreads, these carriers are filling the sandwich needs of a wide variety of consumers.

The list of carriers at quick-service restaurants has grown over the past decade. Operators are using various baking styles, ingredients, tastes, and textures—along with assorted sizes and shapes—to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

One to Watch: Milio’s Sandwiches

Mike Liautaud, president and founder of Milio’s Sandwiches, says when it comes down to it, he and his sandwich competitors are all “just putting lunch meat on bread.” But something else helped grow his concept from a single sandwich shop near the University of Wisconsin campus in 1989 into a 47-unit chain with locations throughout the Midwest.

Liautaud says that while Jimmy John’s is focused on being “edgy and quick,” and Subway’s message is price driven, Milio’s was built on “legendary customer service and the quality of our product.”

Milio’s Sandwiches Brings Back Mediterranean Trio

A privileged few of us are lucky enough to jet off to Greece or Malta for the summer, but for those left behind, Milio’s Sandwiches is reintroducing its popular Mediterranean sandwich trio, which will be available systemwide between May 21 and Aug. 12.

The trio consists of the veggie hummus supreme and the turkey titan, both featuring black olives and Milio’s original red pepper hummus, and the Mediterranean beef, featuring a spicy Mediterranean relish. Each sandwich will be available for $5.29.