Nicholas Eckhart

Two Separate Indianapolis Arby’s Hit By Cars In Span Of Two Weeks

Maybe there’s something about the Arby’s name, perhaps it has something to do with being in the same town as the Indianapolis Speedway, or maybe it’s just a coincidence, but two Arby’s restaurants have been hit by cars within a span of just two weeks. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Man Accused Of Stealing Food, Breaking Door At Arby’s Claimed He’s A Time-Traveling Alien

We’ve heard many excuses for bad behavior, but a time-traveling alien from another planet is probably one of the most amusing ones to pop up recently. Police in Oklahoma City say a man accused of jumping over a counter at Arby’s to steal food and breaking a glass door on his way out claimed he was visiting from another planet, four years in the future. [More]

Arby’s Offering A Vegetarian Menu… For One Day Only

Arby’s Offering A Vegetarian Menu… For One Day Only

“We don’t have the meat.” That could be Arby’s slogan next week when the fast food giant ditches its meat-heavy menu for a vegetarian-friendly lineup, at least for one day.  [More]

This "Fast Crafted" Arby's food looks an awful lot like fast food. (photo: Morton Fox)

“Fast Crafted,” “Fine Casual” & Other Nonsense Terms Restaurants Use To Avoid Saying “Fast Food”

In the foodservice industry, fast food joints have long been referred to as “quick service restaurants” or QSRs, but that was never a term intended for use by the public, which was just fine using the equally accurate “fast food.” But for many in the QSR business, this phrase has the stink and sheen of rancid french fry oil. So they are increasingly turning to borderline nonsensical descriptors to avoid it. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Arby’s CEO Apologizes After Florida Police Officer Was Reportedly Refused Service

The CEO of Arby’s has apologized to a Florida police department after an employee at a local restaurant reportedly refused to serve a uniformed officer.

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Arby’s Introduces Sliders That We Will Call Meat Molehills

Arby’s Introduces Sliders That We Will Call Meat Molehills

Sure, you can go to Arby’s and order the off-menu Meat Mountain, which comes in at an estimated 1,275 calories and will probably attract some attention wherever you eat it. Or you could sample the meats available from Arby’s in a more modest way: by trying the chain’s new selection of petite “sliders,” or mini sandwiches that max out at 290 calories. [More]

Arby’s Plays Along, Sees Jon Stewart Off Into The Meat-Hued Sunset

Arby’s Plays Along, Sees Jon Stewart Off Into The Meat-Hued Sunset

For some reason that has never fully been explained, Arby’s has long been the favorite punching brisket of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, appearing as the fake sponsor of many segments. They didn’t pay for these on-air segments, and some brands might have tried to pay the network not to mention their name on-air. Arby’s, however, has learned the publicity value of playing along. [More]

Arby’s Joins New Fast Food Trend: Kettle Chips

Arby’s Joins New Fast Food Trend: Kettle Chips

Are fancy potato chips the new pretzel bun? It’s possible: the fried potato slices first showed up in a few Taco Bell test locations as a base for nachos, and now Arby’s is joining the tater party with their own line of garlic and Parmesan-coated chips. Will fast-food customers accept fresh chips as an alternative to French fries? [More]

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Arby’s CEO Would Like To Remind Customers You Can Customize Sandwiches (Sort Of)

It’s not a deli counter where you can order up sandwich fixins willy nilly, but the CEO of Arby’s would like to remind customers that you can customize your sandwich — well, to the extent that you can ask for things to not be on it, or for a different kind of bun. [More]

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Halloween Eats: Free Bacon At Arby’s, $3 Burritos At Chipotle

While we’re still reeling from the revelation that Arby’s may be shorting customers on their fountain drinks, the fast food chain is doing one thing right this week — offering to give away free bacon to customers on Halloween. [More]

Consumerist reader Michael noticed that his "22 oz." Arby's cup only holds 21 ounces of liquid. A quick look at the underside of the cup (see below) confirms that this cup can't possibly hold the amount of liquid advertised.

Is Arby’s Shortchanging Customers On Their Sodas?

There is no set-in-stone standard in the fast food industry for what constitutes a “small,” “medium,” or “large” drink, so sizes will inevitably vary from eatery to eatery. But if a company sells you a “22 ounce” soft drink, it best come in a container that can hold that amount of fluid. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case at Arby’s. [More]

Unofficial Calorie Count For Arby’s Meat Mountain: There Are Worse Things You Could Eat

Unofficial Calorie Count For Arby’s Meat Mountain: There Are Worse Things You Could Eat

For the last few days, the Internet has become more than a little obsessed with the Arby’s Meat Mountain, a pile of protein including roast beef, ham, turkey, steak, bacon, brisket, chicken tenders, and various cheeses. While you might initially think that this would be off the calorie charts, an unofficial tally of the nutrition info shows that it’s not even in the range of many chain restaurant calorie bombs. [More]

Here Are All The Photos Of Arby’s Meat Mountain Sandwiches We’ve Gotten So Far

Here Are All The Photos Of Arby’s Meat Mountain Sandwiches We’ve Gotten So Far

We learned something this week, and it’s that people like taking photos of their off-menu Arby’s Meat Mountains and sending them to us. In the spirit of convenience, we figured we’d put’em all in one place. You know, before this Meat Mountain thing blows over, or erupts or whatever it is mountains do when you’re sick of hearing about them and how much meat they have. [More]

So that's a meat mountain, huh?

This Is What An Arby’s “Meat Mountain” Sandwich Looks Like In The Wild

We asked, and we received: After putting out the call for evidence of Arby’s new off-menu “Meat Mountain” sandwich, featuring an array of meats stacked like a towering, $10 homage to carnivores everywhere, our obliging readers have provided a few snaps of the sandwich in the wild. [More]

Arby’s Is Now Selling A “Meat Mountain” For $10

Arby’s Is Now Selling A “Meat Mountain” For $10

UPDATE: We’ve got photographic evidence of the Meat Mountain in the wild from one of our intrepid readers. Check it out here. [More]

Truly Depressing: 400K People Watched Arby’s “Brisket Channel” For Average Of 38 Minutes

Truly Depressing: 400K People Watched Arby’s “Brisket Channel” For Average Of 38 Minutes

Perhaps it was to satisfy an atavistic desire, connecting across the eons with our hunter/gatherer forebears by gazing in awe as a slab of animal meat cooks slowly, the fat rendering, collagen melting. Or perhaps we’ve reached another stage in the mind’s evolution, with some next-level humans able to divine meaning and narrative out of watching a brisket cook through the lens of a single fixed TV camera. Please let there be some sane, acceptable explanation why hundreds of thousands of people would tune in to watch an Arby’s marketing stunt, and why they would give it more attention than they would the average TV show. [More]

Arby’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary By Giving Out Free Shakes Tomorrow

For humans, the 50th anniversary is the golden anniversary. For fast-food restaurants, it’s apparently the “give everyone free shakes” anniversary, since that’s how Arby’s is celebrating its 50th year in business tomorrow. Print out this coupon and head over for a Jamocha (which is just mocha) shake tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. No other purchase required. [Brand Eating]

Arby’s Testing Auntie Anne’s-Branded Cheddar Pretzel Nuggets

Arby’s Testing Auntie Anne’s-Branded Cheddar Pretzel Nuggets

In the most exciting development in fast-food cross-brand synergy since Taco Bell started serving up tiny Cinnabons, Arby’s is testing cheddar-filled Auntie Anne’s pretzel nuggets in some of their outlets in the Midwest. As you might expect based on that “cheddar-filled” description, we know that Wisconsin is one test site. [More]