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How It’s Made – American Deli Sauces

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There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect wing sauce. From the classic wing sauces like BBQ and hot, to the more complex and unique sauces like garlic parmesan or sweet chili, there’s a sauce out there for every pallet. Next time you search, “best restaurants near me,” take a peek at their sauce selection and see what they have to offer.

In today’s world, there are so many closely guarded secrets – even among friends. To combat this pattern of mystery, we’re taking a leap and sharing with you, our dear friends and readers, how American Deli wing sauces are made.

Sauces: A Brief History

Historians believe sauces were “invented” for three reasons: as a cooking medium; meat tenderizer; and of course, a flavor enhancer. While there’s some debate about who actually invented the first official sauce and when, it’s a concept and practice that is thought to occur as far back as Ancient Rome.

We’ve come a long way from the start of sauces, and since then we have masterfully manipulated and altered recipes to create both classic, and bold new flavors. American Deli’s original sauces are truly one of a kind, designed to send a burst of flavor through your mouth when paired with our drool-worthy wings.

BBQ and Teriyaki and Lemon Pepper – Oh My!

We offer a healthy mix of traditional and original wing sauces for our guests to enjoy. The official sauces include:

  • BBQ
  • Family Gold 
  • Garlic Parmesan 
  • Hot
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Medium 
  • Mild
  • Sweet Chili
  • Teriyaki 

Each of our locations offers these delectable sauces so guests can elevate their wing experience and enhance the already excellent flavor. Of course, we’re not against changing with the times, even though there are some tried and true sauces that are close to our hearts. We love when guests love our sauces enough to combine and play with different mixes, so they can find their perfect match!

Modification is the Mother of Success

While our dishes are crafted to perfection, there’s always room for reinvention. We’ve found that our guests love to experiment with their orders, creating what we like to call, “American Deli Hacks.” For example, some guests like to order their hot wings with a lemon pepper sprinkle because they just can’t get enough American Deli flavor on their wings. 

Due to consistent demand for some fan-favorite, off-menu sauces, some locations have modified their sauce menus to create exciting combinations that’ll stick around:

  • Garlic Pepper
  • Honey BBQ
  • Honey Garlic
  • Honey Garlic Pepper
  • Honey Hot
  • Honey Lemon Pepper
  • Ranch Powder

So, if there’s a top-notch combination you’ve been keeping to yourself, share it with us and it might get added to our specialty list!

Two-Day Process, Perfection Takes Time

The specific ingredients used in American Deli sauces continue to be held close, but many people are surprised to learn just how many go into making our sauces to create their complex flavors. We also believe perfection takes time, which is why it takes two days to make American Deli sauces.

Day 1 begins with creating a flavorful broth from scratch using fresh vegetables and herbs, and then we let it simmer for hours and hours for the fresh flavors to marinate. On Day 2, all of our other ingredients are added, and the sauces are then bottled and vacuum sealed to maintain freshness so every bottle tastes like it’s come right from the batch.

Small Batches, Big Tradition End the Search for “Best Restaurants Near Me”

Although our company has grown tremendously, our sauces are still made in small batches in house. American Deli takes pride in the ingredients that we put into our sauces, and the time and care required to make them just right. 

Constant improvement is how we continue to deliver the sauces and flavors our guests really want. We continuously look for any way to better improve the taste and quality of our sauces. So, next time you find yourself searching, “best restaurants near me,” stop and head straight to American Deli, where you can try a new sauce and shake up your routine! We promise, whichever you choose, it’ll be a delicious experience.

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