11 Secrets Arby’s Doesn’t Want You to Know

If you like big beef sandwiches and delicious fries, you’re probably a fan of the fast food chain Arby’s. And, like most people who love to eat out, you probably know that many restaurants have secret menu items, menu hacks, items to avoid, and even the best time to order. And the same can be said about the favorite fast-food chains.

However, it’s worth noting the secrets of fast food chains, whether it’s to save a few bucks or to keep our expectations in check. Not to dissuade you from your favorite takeout, but here are some secrets that Arby’s would probably like to keep under wraps. Plus, be sure to skip the 7 worst fast food sandwiches to stay away from right now.

1

Arby’s roast beef comes packaged in a bag.

Arby's roast beef

Arby’s roast beef

I can personally attest to this as my first job was at an Arby’s in Nashua, New Hampshire. The hot and delicious roast beef is shipped to the franchise, unsliced, in an airtight bag to keep it fresh. Since I’ve been working there, they’ve changed the process though, according to me Puree—the roast beef is cooked in the bag at the franchise—rather than precooked.

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2

There is no one named Arby.

arbys

arbys

Many people believe that Arby’s is meant to be an abbreviation of roast beef, as in “RB.” This is not actually the case, according to reports from the Broadcast todayand Arby’s sassy Twitter account. The name is actually a nod to the Raffel Brothers, Leroy and Forrest, who founded the Georgia-based fast-food chain in 1964.

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3

Arby’s was supposed to be upscale.

arbys abroad

arbys abroad

Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened Arby’s on July 23, 1964, according to Puree. They did it at a time when fast food was new, and everyone was making burgers, so their original menu of fresh sliced ​​roast beef was considered completely new.

“The day we opened, a McDonald’s hamburger was 15 cents and our sandwich was 69 cents,” Leroy Raffel told NBC News. “So you had to be a little more affluent to buy our sandwich.” Arby’s could be making a play to look more upscale again, as word has it that it’s testing a burger made with a blend of 52% Wagyu beef and 48% sirloin. Read more about it here: Arby’s is testing a rare new premium product, customers say

4

Arby’s sassy Twitter account isn’t some underground intern.

arbys online

arbys online

People love Arby’s tweets, which are often funny, and speak the language of the Internet. However, while you may think it’s a funny person hiding in the competition, it’s actually an entire in-house team and social media marketing company. They’re the ones who spend days crafting pop culture tweets and trolling their competitors, according to reports in Kotaku.

5

There are healthy(ish) items on the Arby’s menu.

arbys turkey gyro

arbys turkey gyro

You might not think you can eat a lower-calorie meal at Arby’s, but if you look at the chain’s nutritional information, you’ll find that the Classic Roast Beef isn’t so terrible if you’re counting calories. It has only 360 calories and 14 grams of fat, which is pretty good for a fast food sandwich. They’re also packed with 970mg of sodium, which isn’t great, but it’s not the worst thing you can do when you need a quick meal.

6

Arby’s isn’t antibiotic-free yet.

arbys menu

arbys menu

Common diseases are becoming increasingly difficult to treat due to increased antimicrobial resistance, and the food we eat plays an important role in this phenomenon. Most of the top fast-food chains in the United States continue to sell beef produced with the routine use of antibiotics, earning poor marks in the fifth annual Chain Reaction Score, according to the National Resources Defense Council. Arby’s consistently gets an F grade for their lack of transparency about antibiotics in their roast beef.

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7

Arby’s beef isn’t all beef.

arbys beef and cheese

arbys beef and cheese

Arby’s Angus beef, found in many of the chain’s entrees, contains hydrolyzed soy protein that is commonly used as a flavor enhancer because it contains MSG. Beef also contains sugar, caramel color and yeast extract – another source of MSG. That’s two doses of MSG!

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8

Many sauces contain secret sugars.

arbys sauces

arbys sauces

At Arby’s, the only thing second to the meats is the sauces. But, before you slather your sandwich in a sweet barbecue sauce, take a look at the ingredient list. Sauces like Arby-Q and Arby’s Sauce list high-fructose corn syrup as the first or second ingredient, many experts believe that added sugars are a major contributor to the obesity epidemic in the US.

9

You can add fish to Meat Mountain.

arbys meat mountain

arbys meat mountain

Piled ridiculously high with almost all meats, the famous sandwich comes with two chicken tenders, slices of roast turkey, smoked ham, corned beef, 13-hour smoked brisket, USDA choice Angus steak, roast beef and pepper bacon. However, if that’s not enough food for you, go ahead and ask for “Denali”. That is, add a fried fish fillet to the sandwich – it’s definitely an option.

10

They served a venison sandwich for a day.

Arbys venison sandwich

Arbys venison sandwich

In 2016, Arby’s created a sensation by offering a venison sandwich as a special for a few days in five states. Venison on a bun sold out in 15 minutes in Minnesota and disappeared in 90 minutes at an Arby’s in Atlanta. After that, the chain delivered the venison to all 50 locations for just one day—October 1, 2017. Don’t ask for it again, it’s not available.

11

You can get free plugins.

arbys food

arbys food

One thing the chain really doesn’t want you to know? You can hack their menu and customize your sandwich with free toppings, all you have to do is ask. For example, according to MenuHack, you can swap out the bread on any sandwich with another type of bread that the restaurant offers. We strongly endorse the Classic Roast Beef on an Onion Roll. Speaking of onions, you can add the chain’s crispy snap onion topping to any sandwich for an extra crispy onion crunch!

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