Somewhere in South Carolina on our return trip from Atlanta, Nancy and I decided to pull over, stretch our legs and have a bite of lunch. We saw an easy-access Arby’s and pulled in. We were interested in some of their new products. Normally, when you think of Arby’s, you think of their great roast beef sandwiches piled high on a sesame bun and smothered with their famous sauce. But the countless Arby’s ads on TV had piqued our interest.
I decide on a Loaded Italian Sub and Nancy ordered the Rueben. We split a large order on Onion Rings and I went for milkshake. The milkshake was delicious. I don’t know when I last had one since shakes are not approved on any of my various diets. But every now and then, you need a shake and this one was top notch. The Onion Rings were truly as good as I have ever had. They were too hot to eat when first served. The batter was crispy and golden brown and didn’t peel off with the first bite. Great, great onion rings.
I also really enjoyed my Italian Sub. It was piled high with meats, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and thinly sliced onions on a fresh grilled bun. It was very good.
Nancy, however, didn’t fare as well. Her Reuben had all the right innards – good corned beef, sauce, swiss and kraut but the rye bread was soft, not grilled and crunchy. They need to either find a way to have toasted rye bread or pull it from the menu.
I intend to sample more of Arby’s new choices in sandwiches like their Roast Beef, Turkey and Traditional Greek Gyros, their Smokehouse Brisket and French Dip. And their many Chicken Combos sound good – like the Buttermilk Chicken Bacon and Swiss or their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich among several.
Arby’s is a great place for fast food, but if you go, stay away from the Rueben.