Make Your Own Sandwich Dispenser With This Easy Life Hack!

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Who knew you could DIY a sandwich dispenser with this easy hack!?

woman holding sandwich dispenser

Ever need to make a bunch of sandwiches at once?

Well, today I’m comin’ in hot with a genius life hack and tip to share! Consider using a bread dispenser to essentially create a make-ahead sandwich dispenser for convenience. I love the idea of using this Bread Buddy to keep sandwich bread fresh, and making sandwiches to store in it works perfectly!

bread buddy bread storage

Maybe you’d like to make ahead sandwiches for a road trip, boating, camping, or maybe you just want to prep ahead school lunches for the week – if so, check this out! This clever tip was actually spotted by our team via TikTok, and I’m so happy that it totally works.

Here’s how the DIY sandwich dispenser works! Follow these easy steps:

making turkey and cheese sandwiches

1.) Start by grabbing a loaf of bread and making a bunch of sandwiches.

The type of sandwich is up to you. If you’ll be placing this inside a cooler or fridge, then cold lunch meat and cheese sandwiches would be excellent. You can use a very small amount of mustard/mayo but if you’re worried about sogginess, then skip it! 

Be sure to grab a standard size loaf of bread that will fit in the container (avoid large or oversized loaves). I am using Nature’s Own brand for mine.

placing sandwiches back into the bread bag

2.) Place all the sandwiches neatly back into the original plastic bag. 

My loaf of bread had around 20 slices, so I was able to make ten turkey and cheese sandwiches and stacked them all inside the bag.

placing sandwiches in a bread storage container

3.) Place the bag with sandwiches inside the bread storage container.

If it’s a tight fit, just tap the container on the counter up and down a few times and the bag with your sandwiches will slide right in. Roll the plastic bag over the top and down the sides of the bread container.

using a DIY sandwich dispenser

4.) Pull down on the plastic around the sides!

As you pull down on the plastic, the sandwiches now pop up like a sandwich dispenser! What?! So cool right?

putting sandwiches in a cooler

This sandwich dispenser hack is perfect for on the go!

I am super impressed with this clever idea and I think you will be too. Now you can place the lid back on the top of the container and put them in a cooler or beach bag for on the go! When not in use for this purpose, I’ll be using this container to keep our bread fresh in the pantry. It’s a win-win.

pointing to diy sandwich dispenser hack


Check out how I also make ahead road trip sandwiches using Hawaiian rolls!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 22

  1. Quinna

    The sandwich dispenser is clever, but I feel like it’s begging to be turned into a Khaby Lame reaction video. 😆

    • Angela (Hip Sidekick)

      His videos are so funny!

  2. smoresto

    I’d be concerned the sandwiches would get soggy?

    • Jules

      I wrap each sandwich in a napkin to keep them from getting soggy. Sounds crazy, but it works! Plus, then each person already has a napkin for their on-the-go lunch. Ba-Bam!!!

  3. B

    I make sandwiches that don’t get soggy in lunches. I put lunch meat on one bread and cheese on the other. I put a small bit of Mayo or mustard on the cheese. It stays fresh and no soggy sandwiches. On a trip it’s too hard to put Mayo on while driving and messy.Love the bread container. Will be getting one

  4. Mary

    At the start of each summer I buy Mayo, Ketchup, & Mustard On-the-go Condiment Combo – 25 Packets of Each (Amazon ~$10) https://amzn.to/3zOn0Id.

    If your real frugal, save to extras at fast food restaurants.

    • Katie

      That hits high on the convenience scale and the expensive scale too.

  5. Materof6

    This could be a game changer for us as a big family…thank you! 😊

  6. Danielle

    Yes Momma Cusses shared this on Tiktok a few weeks ago and then sold Bread Buddy out of their supply for the next few weeks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow!

  7. tipaye

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Marie

    I’m really impressed that you all gave credit to the TikTok creator that came up with this! Great hack since these bread holders come in a set of 2 and I couldn’t figure out what to do with the second!

    • Katie

      Hip2Save is legit like that 🙌🏼

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Marie! We thought it was really smart too!

  9. Elizabeth M.

    Ooh I’m going to measure my backpack cooler. This would be great for trips to a theme park if it fits.

  10. BDNana

    Cabela’s has this Bread Buddy for $5.99!

  11. siena95

    Nah, what a waste of plastic. Digging your hands inside to grab each sandwich, disaster.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hmm. The sandwich pops upward when you pull down plastic. No digging involved 🙌

  12. Evie

    I have a sandwich buddy too! You want one? Make your own.

  13. Jicvi

    This isn’t new. It been done for over 20 years.

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