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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions appear below. If you have a question you would like answered, contact us.


For Consumers

How do I read the date codes on the packages?
For information on how to read the date codes, click here.

What is the shelf-life of the sandwiches?
The sandwiches have a 3-year shelf-life from the date of manufacture if stored at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Sandwiches can be stored at 100 degrees for 6 months.

What is the best way to heat a sandwich?
Boiling water. For instructions and other options, click here.

What keeps the product shelf-life?
The shelf-life is attained by a combination of packaging and formulation.

Are the packages biodegradable?
No, the packages are not biodegradable.

Can I burn the empty pouches?
Do not burn the pouches. Please keep the environment clean. Please pack-out litter.

Where are the products produced and shipped from?
Statesville, North Carolina.

How Many Calories does each Sandwich contain?
On average, the sandwiches are 300 calories. Browse our individual product pages for detailed information.

How do the sandwiches taste?
Originally developed for the United States Military, while being tested, they received one of the highest marks for a new MRE product introduction! Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches are now incorporated into the United States Military “First Strike Ration” MRE, as well as MRE-XXX. We now have a large following of outdoor enthusiasts and Emergency First Responders enjoying our Ready to Eat Sandwiches.

Can I receive a product sample?
Yes. To order your sample, contact us.


For Retailers & Institutions

How do I become an Authorized Bridgford Reseller?
Contact us to learn more.

Can I receive a product sample?
Yes. To order your sample, click here.

What are the product specifications for the 48 loose-count product line?
Click here for product specifications.

What are the product specifications for the 8-2 count sandwiches?
Click here for product specifications.

What are your purchase minimums?
One case.

What are your freight allowances?
Click here to contact us regarding product case cost and freight allowances; however, Bridgford offers FOB Statesville & FOB Destination pricing.

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