Sunday, August 09, 2009
Fast Food Corner
A coworker of mine who frequently visits my blog suggested I try Arby's new Roastburger and report on it for Fast Food Corner. Being the responsible fast food blogger that I am, I felt it a priority to go out and test this new sandwich. Just a little background on it - Arby's is promoting this as Arby's version of a hamburger. No, they aren't using beef patties - still using the roast beef. However, the toppings on this are similar to toppings you would find on a Whopper - lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions.
So, my friend and I traveled to a nearby Arby's I am of the belief that adding bacon to just about anything makes that anything better. We eagerly waited in line and waited for our turn to order. I, of course, got the value meal complete with Arby's delicious curly fries.
I enjoyed the sandwich thoroughly, but am not really sure if Arby's needed to do this. The sandwich itself really is not all that different than other Arby's roast beef sandwiches. In fact, the only noticeable difference for me was the "burger" toppings. These toppings didn't really create a major noticeable change in the flavor of the Roast Beef sandwich (which is not a bad thing, Arby's roast beef sandwiches are pretty darn good on their own ... especially with the horsey sauce). So, no - it doesn't taste like a burger, and no, it's really not noticeably better or different than "traditional" Arby's sandwiches ... but, it still tastes good.