A week ago we asked you to send in your best Consumerist love stories, tales of romance, love and heartbreak that centered around a specific product or service. While most of you took the opportunity to curbstomp the whole idea of Valentine’s Day as a made-up holiday designed to drain your money and make you sad, commenter infohound10 wrote in her touching recounting of how the best V-Day meal was the one her then boyfriend, now husband, bought her at Arby’s. [More]
Just three years after combining in a $2.2 billion merger, Wendy’s and Arby’s are about to part ways. The supersized 2008 deal created the world’s third-largest fast-food chain, but Arby’s has struggled and parent Wendy’s/Arby’s Group is now ready to slice the roast-beef chain out of the family. [More]
Strapped for cash and got a jones for Arby’s? Good news for you — the company announced they’ll be offering more lower-priced items, including the roast beef sandwich, curly fries and their “jamocha” shake to entice customers dealing with budget constraints. [More]
Fast food’s cutest redhead is wooing the burger business’s West Coast bad boy, as a new report says the parent company of Wendy’s is cooking up a last-minute bid to buy Carl’s Jr. owners CKE. [More]
Mike received this coupon sheet when buying a $5.01 combo at Arby’s. We get it, Arby’s, the combo is such a good deal that you don’t need a coupon. You’ve made your point.
We don’t need thousands of useless coupon sheets that will go straight into the trash around to make the point for you. Thanks, commenters–evidently, this is the tray liner, so not so much a waste of paper. But a 1 cent coupon is still inherently silly. [More]
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Subway’s kids’ meals came out on top. Only a third of its Fresh Fit for Kids meals, which include a mini-sub, juice box, and one of several healthful side items (apple slices, raisins, or yogurt), exceed the 430-calorie threshold. Subway is the only chain that doesn’t offer soft drinks with kids’ meals.
So how do you improve the nutrition of your kid’s meal the next time you eat at a restaurant? A spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association gave the following advice:
“Don’t be too alarmed even when [studies] come out and seem hopeless,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, an American Dietetic Ass>ociation spokeswoman. “With a few swaps and switches, people really can make healthier choices at these fast-food joints, especially when the decisions are made before going in.
Starting this week, a few portions are smaller and prices higher at Arby’s in the OK-KS-MO-AR region. Here’s the aftermath:
A few days ago, we told you about Mark’s Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich which was made with beef-confetti rather than the slices of beef which are normally served. Mark fired off a letter to Arby’s and actually received a reply. In case you were losing sleep thinking about how such an enigmatic sandwich came to be, Arby’s supplies an explanation. Original not-safe-for-lunch photo and Arby’s response, inside…
Reader Mark writes,
Reader Brent wanted to pass along this valuable coupon that entitles you an Arby’s Flatbread Melt Combo for $4.99. Brent thought he would get in on the action himself and headed down to Arby’s, but then realized the normal price for the combo is $5.00, merely 1 penny more. He used the coupon anyway. Brent’s letter, inside…
Police arrested 47-year-old Davis Katlaps of Lake Oswego, Ore., and charged him with driving under the influence after he reportedly blew .283 on an Intoxilyzer
Oregon’s legal limit is .08.