Blugold Dining is partnering with E&G Franchise Systems to create the Official Blugold Sandwich that will become a part of the Erbert and Gerbert’s Bistro daily menu here at UW-Eau Claire. It’s Blugold history in the making!
The contest began early this semester where we collected recipe submissions from members of the University campus community. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to build and submit their favorite recipe online at our special Sandwich Builder site—much like building and ordering a pizza online. Those who submitted recipes were personally thanked with a coupon for a free cookie redeemable at Erbert and Gerbert’s Bistro in Davies Center.
The next phase of the contest was the voting process. Blugold Dining worked together with E&G to narrow the sandwich submissions down to three finalists based on the most popular ingredients and similar recipes. The voting website became available on Monday, October 7 and officially closed on Friday, October 25 at midnight.
There were a number of sampling opportunities around campus for students, faculty and staff to try out the three finalists during the voting phase. We hosted three smaller events in The Cabin, Hilltop Center and at a Dining Committee meeting which were followed by two large sampling events held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22-23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. between Hibbard Hall and Zorn Arena.
There were random drawings for Blugold Dining gift cards Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of the final week of voting. Not only did we have eight lucky gift card winners, but we ended up with just shy of 500 voters who played a part in creating Blugold history!
The final phase of the Official Blugold Sandwich contest is to unveil the winning sandwich. Stay tuned for the big announcement which will include a time for the creator of the winning sandwich to make history in being the first to order the Official Blugold Sandwich!