Redditor The_Motivated_Man took on the challenge of breaking down the components of the Meat Mountain to see what it would all add up to. You can see his results above.
If accurate, the Meat Mountain is indeed a massive amount of calories (1,275), but that’s only about 2/3 of the recommended daily calorie total for most people. But it wouldn’t even put the sandwich on this year’s list of the most calorie-filled chain restaurant items.
The lowest calorie count on that list was 1,500 (for the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory), while some items, like Joe’s Crab Shack’s The Big “Hook” Up meal, crossed the 3,000 calorie line. By comparison, the Meat Mountain looks like light fare.
While 1,275 calories is nothing to sneeze at, the bigger concern for some Arby’s customers may be the sodium count. At 3,536mg, that’s significantly more than the recommended daily maximums.
Of course, this is all very unofficial an unscientific. The Mountains will likely vary greatly from Arby’s to Arby’s. So don’t take these numbers as gospel.