Blue Devil Big Kahuna Slider
Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Ingredients: Peking duck, duck cracklins, ground pork-water chestnut hash, roasted jalapeño-cilantro pesto, pineapple relish, slider buns
Why it’s special: One of Duke’s rotating lunch and dinner special pop-ups, this duck sandwich challenges your idea of what a globally inspired sandwich can be. The duck cracklins seal the deal.
University of Miami
Ingredients: Sweet plantain, chimichurri, Oaxaca cheese, marinated chicken breast
Why it’s special: Inspiration for the sweet, acidic, cheesy, savory bites in this sandwich comes from the comfort food flavors of Colombia.
bing Chinese Pancake with Chicken
Eurest, various locations
Ingredients: Chicken, wonton crisps, jian bing pancake mix, hoisin sauce, Sriracha, cilantro, scallions, napa cabbage
Why it’s special: This Chinese street food trend creates a savory opportunity to use a crepe maker and makes for an exceptionally interesting action station.
Smoky Lamb Dip
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Ingredients: Lamb, arugula, smoked Gouda, red pepper aioli, mint, rosemary focaccia
Why it’s special: The result of dining’s partnership with producers from Va. Tech-raised livestock and local Homefield Farms, the Mediterranean, lamb-loving flavors on this LTO are classic, and the au jus for dipping is the perfect twist on a French dip.
K-steak Bulgogi Supreme
Morrison Healthcare, several locations
Ingredients: Thinly shaved marinated rib-eye, sautéed peppers and onions, provolone
Why it’s special: As Morrison chefs checked out food halls in New York, Chicago and Philly, they found three constants: bulgogi bowls, kim chi and hot sandwiches. Hesitating to mess with the classic Philly cheesesteak, the chefs went around the world to Korea for this wild variation.
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Naan
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
Ingredients: Marinated chicken breast, raita, Indian slaw, cucumber relish, naan
Why it’s special: Indian food in fast-casual form has gained so much momentum in the past year alone. This naan sammie is a great example of grab-and-go-able flavor.