NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A double-dip economic downturn would just be au jus to America's resilient, reinvented, recession-proof sandwich.Marketing company Packaged Facts set the Center for Culinary Development loose on the sandwich industry and found heaping portions of positivity layered between equal measures of tradition and emerging trends. Despite slumping sales in other sectors, NPD Group found that 12 billion sandwiches were served by American eateries last year -- more than 1 billion more than in 2005. Technomic, meanwhile, found that 81% of U.S. consumers bought a sandwich away from home at least once in the past two months, with 93% of them eating at least one sandwich a week.
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