Backyard Catering’s iconic breakfast sandwich, named after a longtime worker, Frank “Hotsy” Bertino was declared the Finest Breakfast Sandwich in America by Restaurant Hospitality Journal.
The Hotsy is Backyard Catering’s twist on a conventional northeast basic breakfast sandwich, the bacon egg & cheese. This winner has the required bacon, egg, and cheese however reaches legendary standing with the addition of potato cones (assume crispy mashed potato balls) and Hotsy’s well-known spicy chili all piled excessive on a New York fashion exhausting roll.
The sandwich was first launched at Backyard Catering within the 1990’s when Bertino, already in his eighties, began working the morning shift on the authentic Backyard Catering location. The restaurant veteran shared his then well-known chili recipe with Frank Carpenteri Sr.
“Hotsy had this unimaginable chili recipe that he proudly shared with our guys. We began making it as quickly as Hotsy began working with us, and ultimately it grew to become so common we named a sandwich after it,” mentioned Carpenteri Sr. “On Hotsy’s ninetieth birthday again in 2010, we celebrated by promoting .90¢ Hotsy’s. Hotsy was in his glory that day, it was so particular for all of us.”
To have fun the win, Backyard Catering will host a “Hotsy Day” in all eight Backyard Catering places Tuesday, October 27, and the sandwiches will promote for $2 every.
As well as, Backyard Catering is supporting its continued effort to offer again to the neighborhood by donating one greenback for each Hotsy offered to CORE (Kids of Restaurant Staff), whose mission it’s to offer monetary aid when a meals and beverage worker with youngsters faces a well being disaster, damage, demise, or pure catastrophe.
“Hotsy labored within the restaurant enterprise for years, and in doing so was in a position to assist his household,” mentioned Tina Carpenteri. “We predict the aim of CORE ties into each our values and the values that Hotsy held. We miss him enormously however will proceed to honor his legacy by way of The Hotsy, and our continued contributions to organizations like CORE.”
“What a beautiful honor for considered one of our City’s true treasures. Hotsy was a legend in Greenwich,” mentioned Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo, who’s a relative of Bertino. “This World Warfare II hero greeted hundreds of residents with a warmness that may final ceaselessly with all who skilled it. Personally, I’m pleased with my cousin and know he’s trying down and smiling at having the Hotsy named the very best breakfast sandwich in America.”