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I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 21, 2019 11:13PM
I have gone Arby’s mad lately.

Yesterday is grocery day, and, somewhat counterintuitively, grocery day is also by tradition fast food lunch day. Setting aside a specific day where fast food is officially signed off on helps (a little) in keeping down the number of impulse buys, so, trace amounts of method in the madness.

Except. Arby’s has gotten really good. So I did The Bad Thing. Fast food sin #1.

I had Arby’s for lunch and dinner. Reuben for lunch and a turkey gyro for dinner. And they were sssoooooo good.

For decades I had relegated Arby’s to the (very short) list of fast food places completely off the list. Now, through some unknown enchantment, they’re very near the top of the list.

Dammit, sorry, not sorry. big grin smiley


(And yes, this is surprisingly close to what the actual sandwich looks like.)
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: MikeF
Date: June 21, 2019 11:15PM
It's our go-to spot for lunches on road trips. Quizno's also, but they're much harder to find anymore.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 21, 2019 11:32PM
To me, the game changed when they brought out the sandwiches. They're really good to me as well.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 22, 2019 12:29AM
Sunnyvale and San Jose.

Way too far to travel for a sandwich.




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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 22, 2019 12:34AM
I had one in the 80's. Maybe I'll try another one.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 22, 2019 12:42AM
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RAMd®d
Sunnyvale and San Jose.

Way too far to travel for a sandwich.

I was mad when they closed that one in San Leandro a couple of years ago. They closed a bunch of them. Now there's a fancy Taco Bell there.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 22, 2019 03:23AM
I haven’t eaten at Arby’s since.... the ‘70s? There’s one on PCH in Redondo Beach that is supposed to be legendarily good — I may have to check it out this weekend after reading this thread.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 22, 2019 03:44AM
I was mad when they closed that one in San Leandro a couple of years ago. They closed a bunch of them. Now there's a fancy Taco Bell there.

I'd been to that one a couple of times, but not for a long time.

Then it was posted that Arby's would be serving venison. I really wanted to try it as I've never had it.

No Arby's in San Leandro. WTW?!

At least I found out from their site and not my rollin' that way.




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-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 22, 2019 05:48AM
Arby’s, We Have The Meats®!
Haven't partaken of Arby's in a loooong time. Maybe next week?

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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 22, 2019 06:07AM
Like many here, Arby’s dropped off my list many years ago because they weren’t very good.

I would be willing to give them another try, but the closest to me is 40 miles away!

As for Quizno’s...
The Decline of Quiznos...What Happened?
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 22, 2019 06:31AM
We go about once every three weeks. The medium roast beef fits well into my calorie count. The fancier sandwiches generally don’t.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: neophyte
Date: June 22, 2019 09:22AM
Their 1960s roast beef was pink and rubbery and fake-looking and made me ill. I haven't been back since.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 22, 2019 10:05AM
The few times I "cheat" on my Gluten Free regimen will be with an Arby's Reuben. yum smiley
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2019 12:00PM
....so do you eat Arby's.....with ardor.....??



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 22, 2019 12:45PM
We have Arby's around my rural neck of the woods. One in my county, and one just over in the next county, which is actually the closest to me.

I hit them up occasionally, and usually will grab 2 R.B.s with horsey sauce, with a side of onion rings and a chocolate shake.

I can't stand their seasoned curly fries, but the onion rings are ok, especially right out of the fryer. The shakes are pretty darn good too. Much better than the standard fare at other FF stands.

I've always wondered why they don't serve strawberry shakes there. dunno smiley



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 22, 2019 01:16PM
:sigh:

Going to try The Mediterranean Diet soon. I fear my fast food days will be dwindling sharply in the near future.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 22, 2019 01:22PM
I tried their gyros a while back when they were on promotion.

They were about what one would expect for the price.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 22, 2019 01:27PM
If only someone would come out with a FF place incorporating:

Five Guys Burgers
Arby's specialty sandwiches
Culver's Cod Fish Sandwich
McDonalds Fries
Steak and Shake Milkshakes
and
Popeye's Hand Pies

Then maybe I would actually visit the place.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 22, 2019 01:31PM
I've always wondered why they don't serve strawberry shakes there.

Just playing the percentages.

From working at McDonald's as a lad, and years and years of frequenting fast food joints, to the ice cream freezers of Lucky's and Safeway, it's my opinion that strawberry is not nearly as popular as vanilla and choncklate.

Somethings are, apparently, black and white.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 22, 2019 02:18PM
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Blankity Blank
:sigh:

Going to try The Mediterranean Diet soon. I fear my fast food days will be dwindling sharply in the near future.

You handle your business. Surviving and thriving is the siren song moving forward.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 22, 2019 04:34PM
I don't go back to the 60s or anything but in my experience, Arby's has always been good and less fast-food-like than most fast food places. My only "beef" with them is they took the Arby's Jr. off the menu, replaced by a slider which while cheaper is also smaller. A pair of Arby's Jr.s was just right.

I like McDonald's but it doesn't like me. In other words, it tastes good but I regret it later.

My go-to fast food place is Taco Bell. Two items off the dollar menu, assuming at least one is a Cheesy Bean & Rice Burito, make an entire meal for me for $2.12 including tax. But the Taco Bells near me have been ticking me off lately. It seems like every other time I want some Taco Bell, the store closed early or ran out of beans or ran out of beef. WTF?



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: June 22, 2019 06:09PM
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Rick-o
The shakes are pretty darn good too. Much better than the standard fare at other FF stands.

Some of their seasonal shakes are very good. The Fall one (pumpkin pie spice maybe? It was available from Halloween through Thanksgiving) and the Egg Nog one for Christmas were especially yummy.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Ammo
Date: June 22, 2019 06:25PM
I like their Brisket sandwiches which are on coupons from time to time. I’d like to wean myself completely off of beef for environmental reasons, but I grew up eating it, so it ain’t easy. Chicken and pork use far less resources than beef.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 22, 2019 07:52PM
Jamocha shakes are fantastic. I used to down a large one but my shake days are past.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 22, 2019 08:22PM
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Speedy
Jamocha shakes are fantastic. I used to down a large one but my shake days are past.

That flavor combo is hard to beat.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2019 08:47PM
.....are there fries.....with that shake........???



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Don C
Date: June 23, 2019 12:08AM
I just had a Wendy's salad tonight. Probably should not trust a FF joint to wash the lettuce but so far I've had not issues (not that I go there all that often).

Qdoba has a promotion going for a plant based "beef" and it is not too bad. "Impossible" is the brand name of the new stuff. Red Robin and White Castle apparently also sell it.
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 23, 2019 12:18AM
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Don C
Qdoba has a promotion going for a plant based "beef" and it is not too bad. "Impossible" is the brand name of the new stuff. Red Robin and White Castle apparently also sell it.

Can't buy them in stores yet domestically.

But Beyond burgers are becoming more widely available by the day and the darned things are addictive enough that I'm starting to wonder whether they're secretly adding nicotine.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 23, 2019 12:53PM
Buffalo Chicken Sliders during their 99¢ happy hour. Hold the ranch or whatever that dressing is. Yum.

I don't do the big Buffalo Sandwich b'c they don't make it the same way -- or at least my local Arby's doesn't. The Slider chicken pieces are fully immersed/tossed in Buffalo sauce, whereas the full-size sandwich just has the sauce poured on it. Not the same and not a true Buffalo chicken sandwich IMO.







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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: June 23, 2019 12:56PM
FWIW, for those interested in the fast food industry, this is a good news page: [www.fastfoodpost.com]

Shared to me by a friend that I used to work with at Bennigan's back in the 80s.



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 23, 2019 02:44PM
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Zoidberg
FWIW, for those interested in the fast food industry, this is a good news page: [www.fastfoodpost.com]

Shared to me by a friend that I used to work with at Bennigan's back in the 80s.

What in tarnation? How did I miss this when they came out last year?





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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 24, 2019 06:37AM
....was the salad.....tossed.....??



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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 24, 2019 04:43PM
So I was already hungry before I read this thread, and now.. dangit!!
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Re: I’ve got an Arby’s on my back, man
Posted by: rz
Date: June 25, 2019 09:02AM
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vision63
To me, the game changed when they brought out the sandwiches. They're really good to me as well.

Ditto. I don't like fast food, but Arby's is at or near the top of my list of favorites.
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