Candwich: A Sandwich in a Can Coming Soon
Is a sandwich by any other name still a sandwich? Mark Kirkland thinks so, even one that comes in a can.
He hopes to revolutionize the way the American public eats the ubiquitous lunch fare with … the Candwich .
“Basically, you put a sandwich into a container that can fit into an existing vending machine,” said Kirkland, who has spent the last 10 years trying to make the idea a reality. The development of shelf-stable bread that stays fresh for at least a year has boosted his cause, reported AOL News .
Kirkland plans to start selling the 24-ounce cans next month for $2 to $3 in vending machines in San Diego and around the Gulf Coast next month.
Kirkland promises that the 450-calorie sandwich will stay fresh for up to a year – no refrigeration necessary, according to seattlepi.com .
The project has had its challenges. The New York Times reported that money manager Travis Wright never fulfilled his promise to fully back Candwich production.
Wright is also the subject of a lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission over claims that he promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but instead put the money into Candwich development, among other untried ideas, according to The Times .