Slider (sandwich)

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A party tray of sliders at a restaurant.jpg
A party tray of sliders at a restaurant.
Alternative namesMini burgers
CourseAppetizer, amuse-bouche, or entrée
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateMidwest
Serving temperatureHot with various cheeses, vegetables, and condiments
Main ingredientsBun (slider roll), filling (e.g. hamburger patty)

A slider is an American term for a steam-grilled sandwich, typically around 2 inches (5 cm) across, made with a bun. "Slider" is believed to have been first used to describe the onion-steamed small burgers at White Castle restaurants.[1] The term has since been appropriated by other restaurants,[2] usually to describe a small hamburger, but sometimes used to describe any small sandwich made with a slider roll. White Castle later trademarked the spelling variant "Slyder" and used it between 1985 and 2009.[3]

Sliders can be served as hors d'oeuvres, snacks, or entrées.[4]

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  1. ^ Feldman, David; Imponderables: The Solution to the Mysteries of Everyday Life; William Morrow Company; New York: 1986. 06-8805-913-9 pp. 80-30.
  2. ^ White Manna, for example, also claims to be the home of the invention the slider, though the restarurant post-dates White Castle by 18 years.
  3. ^ "US Trademark #74384698". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 7 June 2010. IC 030. US 046. G & S: prepared sandwiches for consumption on or off the premises. FIRST USE: 1993-03-14. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1993-03-14
  4. ^ Campanaro, Joey (September 2007). "Meatball Sliders". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 6 June 2010. Three make a meal, but a bunch make fun party hors d'oeuvres

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