Mayor Stanton ‘endorses’ charity sandwich to help Arizona’s children

Mayor Stanton ‘endorses’ charity sandwich to help Arizona’s children

Watch Mayor Stanton’s parody endorsement video


Whether or not you believe a sandwich can have unifying powers, one created by Valley resident Armand Slason is bringing people together in support of Arizona’s young children and their families.

During the month of March, local eatery Duck and Decanter is donating $2 of each “Armandwich” sold to benefit children and families served by Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development.

“The Armandwich,” which is priced at $8.95 and topped with turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, tomato, red onion and herbed cream cheese, has already gained the attention from some of the Valley’s most influential community members.

“My fellow Phoenicians, as mayor of our great city, I am here today to officially endorse ‘The Armandwich’ as the best sandwich in the city of Phoenix for the month of March,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed in a parody video endorsement message. “This ‘Armandwich’ is far and above a superior sandwich; not just a delicious lunch. When you buy an ‘Armandwich,’ you’re going to support a great cause: Southwest Human Development and all the services that they provide for our children.”

Slason, a longtime Duck and Decanter customer, was selected for the opportunity to create the special charity sandwich. Slason knew he wanted the proceeds from his sandwich to benefit a nonprofit that serves young children, ultimately choosing Southwest Human Development.

“My goal is to get every client, friend and business person in our community to order ‘The Armandwich’ from the Duck and Decanter,” said Slason. “It’s a great choice for luncheons and other business meals, and knowing your purchase will help local kids makes it even better!”

“The Armandwich” is available at all three of Duck and Decanter’s Phoenix locations through March 31. Visit for store hours, locations and catering information.

About Southwest Human Development
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Recognizing a child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development, Southwest Human Development’s more than 40 comprehensive programs focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easter Seals disabilities services, Head Start and early literacy, child welfare and professional education. Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves 135,000 children and families each year. Learn more at