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Arby’s Tests Selling Meat By The Pound From Select Locations

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Would you buy meat from a fast food chain?

That’s the question Arby’s is looking to answer with their newest trial. In select restaurants in Atlanta, they are selling their sliced deli meats in bulk through the end of September.

Arby’s told Foodbeast that the idea actually came from its customers, who have expressed a curiosity to take cold cuts home by the pound. Currently, they’re making that option available for turkey, corned beef, or ham, with a half pound going for $4.99 and a full pound selling for $8.99. They can be picked up through the drive-thru, just like a regular meal order.

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In terms of cost, the price is about on par with what you might expect to pay at a grocery store. At Target, for example, a block of corned beef goes for $9.49 per pound, slightly more than what Arby’s is offering its cold cuts at.

Arby’s is testing the idea out because it noticed customers buying more bulk orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, a customer survey Arby’s sent out found that most customers would prefer having the cold cuts sold in bulk, rather than something they would need to heat up at home.

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If this test in Atlanta proves to be a success, Arby’s may expand both its market and availability of bulk meats, potentially even scaling to a national level. So far, according to Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Schwing, the test has had a “positive response.”

Since consumers preferred cold cuts in the initial customer survey, Arby’s would likely stick with the three above cuts of meat were the program to go nationwide, a representative told Foodbeast. However, they will “make a determination on how best to move forward and whether we will add any new deli meat options” once the test ends.

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Arby’s Unleashes Massive King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Lineup

Arby’s just launched a brand new lineup of King’s Hawaiian sandwiches that combines tall stacks of meat with some serious heat.

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The biggest of their new sandwiches, the Big Kahuna, has a base layer of fried chicken, and then stacks pit smoked ham and smoked brisket between the King’s Hawaiian bread roll. Their flavors then get accentuated with the fire of a pineapple habanero sauce. All of that is then topped off with swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

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Also in the lineup, is the Sweet & Spicy Luau Chicken sandwich, which is like the Big Kahuna but without the brisket.

The third of the new sandwiches is a Smokehouse Brisket sandwich with brisket, smoked gouda, crispy onions, mayo, and barbeque sauce.

Each of these sandwiches is encased by a King’s Hawaiian bun, adding a sweet softness to the massive piles of meat inside.

In keeping with the Hawaiian theme of the new lineup, there’s also an exclusive $6 trip Arby’s is offering to go try them. The daylong trip consists of a flight from LAX to Hawaii, a couple of stops to try the sandwiches in the Aloha State, and then a flight back to LAX that night. Tickets will be available on a special Arby’s website starting on Friday, April 12, at 12 p.m. EST. They’re $6 each and are available on a limited first-come, first-serve basis.

Regardless of whether you go on the trip or not, all of the sandwiches will be available at Arby’s locations nationwide for a limited time.

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Arby’s New Mega Sandwich Crams Five Different Meats Inside

At Arby’s, few sandwiches can meet the sheer scale and heft of the secret menu Meat Mountain. Their newest, however, is one of the few that has the potential to rival the colossal sandwich of legend.

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Called the 5 Meat Mega Stack, this new limited-time feast comes loaded with a bounty of different proteins. Buttermilk fried chicken, pepper bacon, pit-smoked ham, roast turkey, and roast beef are all crammed inside with mayo, cheddar, tomato, and iceberg lettuce.

It’s not nearly as overstuffed as the 9-meat, 2-cheese Meat Mountain, but it comes pretty close to matching it in terms of both size and ability to satiate our appetites.

The 5 Meat Mega Stack is now available at all participating locations nationwide.