Tyson Foods, through its Jimmy Dean brand, has launched an online petition at change.org asking Merriam-Webster to change the definition of "sandwich."
According to Merriam-Webster.com, a sandwich is "two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between."
According to Jimmy Dean, "Is a sandwich still a sandwich if deli meat is found in between crisp pieces of iceberg lettuce? Or grilled chicken between two portobello mushrooms? What about turkey sausage and cheese between two flavorful frittatas?"
Jimmy Dean is launching an "Egg'wich" sandwich, a breadless alternative made with breakfast sausage and cheese packed between two egg frittatas.
The company says as Americans eat less bread products the definition needs to change, and it is timed to National Sandwich Day, on Saturday.
"Just as we adapt and introduce new products to meet changing preferences, we felt it was only right to call on the dictionary to re-evaluate the definition of a sandwich to ensure it is representative of how people eat today," Steve Silzer, marketing director of the Jimmy Dean brand, said in a statement. "We believe a sandwich is still a sandwich without bread."