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Arby’s Just Made A Deep-Fried Turkey Pillow You Can Use Anywhere

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One of the first things I do after Thanksgiving dinner is nap. A perfect storm of exhaustion from cooking all day, dodging hot-button topics from family, and a delightful food coma, a post-Thanksgiving rest is a tried and true remedy. 

This year, I won’t be waking up from that nap with a stiff neck. Arby’s has launched a new Deep Fried Turkey Pillow designed to help alleviate any discomfort during your cozy couch session. 

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Technically a hat you can place on your head, the Fried Turkey-shaped accessory lets you gently lay your head down in any geographical situation. 

The definitely real item was introduced as part of a promotion with Arby’s new Deep-Fried Turkey sandwiches. 

You can order the pillows through for $59.95 while supplies last or possibly win one here. Holiday season aside, this thing definitely has utility throughout the rest of the year.

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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 Begins Testing Brunch Sandwiches At Select Stores

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Arby’s has always been my go-to fast food chain when I just want to indulge my palette on some meaty vices. Between their brisket and roast beef, I’m usually down to sink my teeth into some meaty sandos whenever the craving surfaces. Never once did I consider that Arby’s would offer something to help with my more frequent breakfast cravings, however.

Chewboom revealed the addition of two new fast food Brunch Burgers: The Bacon, Ham & Egg Brunch Sandwich and The Brisket, Avocado & Egg Brunch Sandwich.

Ham, freshly cracked egg, cinnamon-sugar bacon, a potato cake and French Toast sauce rounds out the ingredients of The Bacon, Ham & Egg Brunch Sandwich. The Brisket, Avocado & Egg Brunch Sandwich boasts egg, potato cake, cheese, and an avocado spread.

Chewboom reports that the sandwiches are currently being tested at select Arby’s locations in Ohio. Hopefully these massive brunch beauties get a national release. Good lord.

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Arby’s Is Making A ‘Meat Carrot’ As A Middle Finger To The Plant-Based Meat Industry

With Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, and more dominating the news waves with their plant-based meats, it was only a matter of time before someone came in with a counter to that trend.

Arby’s has finally added their two cents to the conversation. Instead of making meat out of vegetables, however, they’re making vegetables out of meat as a middle finger to those trying to do the exact opposite.

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The meat peddler’s latest innovation is the Marrot, a “carrot” made entirely out of turkey. To get the desired shape and color, Arby’s wrapped turkey breast segments in cheesecloth, cooked them sous vide for an hour, rolled them in carrot powder, then roasted them for another hour, adding sprigs of parsley to give them that full carrot look.

By doing this, Arby’s claims they’re “taking a hardline stance as the champion of meats,” according to a press release, while showing that if plants can act as meat, meat can do just the same back to it.

They do look exactly like carrots, but what’s more mind-boggling is that by doing this, Arby’s managed to make meat more nutritious. Typically, a quarter pound of turkey contains 11 International Units (IU) of Vitamin A, not even a percentage of the recommended daily value. However, these Marrots contain 70% of the required daily value of Vitamin A, a massive spike compared to just plain old turkey.

Arby’s might actually be onto something big here as a result. Ninety percent of all Americans miss out on the recommended vegetable intake every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By giving them the vegetables they need (carrot powder, for example) in a form of food they love (meat), it could actually help boost vegetable consumption. Of course, that’s exactly what plant-based meat producers are trying to do anyway, but in a more sustainable fashion.

Could these faux carrots be a way to provide more nutritious pieces of meat to carnivorous consumers? Or, is their usage of plants to make meat better for you just proving what the plant-based industry has been showing us for a hot minute?

In either case, it’ll be interesting to see if this prototype ever gets a market test or launches nationwide in the near future.

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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.

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Arby’s Massive Curly Fry Stuffed ‘Arbynator’ Sandwich Is Launching Nationwide

Late last year, Arby’s tested out an absolute skyscraper of a sandwich. Called the ‘Arbynator,’ this roast beef behemoth was packed with up to a half pound of meat, cheese sauce, and a mountain of curly fries.

Apparently, reception to the Arbynator was positive enough that they decided to bring it back for a nationwide launch.


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Starting on November 19th, you can find the colossal creation available in three different forms: Classic, Double, and Half-Pound. It’s packed with curly fries, cheddar sauce, Arby’s sauce, and Horsey sauce, making it a sandwich as saucy as it is stacked.

Those looking to secure this roast beef feast for themselves have until December 23rd to score the Arbynator.

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Arby’s Will Start Serving Up Duck Breast Sandwiches, A Fast Food First

Arby’s has pushed the limits of what meats can be used in fast food, especially with their wildly popular drops of venison burgers the past couple of years. In another fast food first, the meat purveyor will now serve up whole duck breast sandwiches for a limited time.

Arby’s has been promoting the new release via not-so-subtle posts on Twitter that involve duck hunting within their restaurants. It is a first for the chain, and for the fast food industry, which has yet to see a duck item come from such a major player.

According to their official website, on Saturday, October 20, 16 different locations around the country will start selling the Seared Duck sandwiches.

Each one features a whole duck breast, smoked cherry sauce, and crispy onions on a signature Arby’s bun.

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Here are all 16 Arby’s locations offering up the duck sandwiches, according to the Arby’s site:

Cambridge, MD – 2731 Dorchester Square

Summerville, SC – 329 N Main St.

Wyomissing, PA – 2741 Papermill Rd.

Atlanta, GA – 4415 Roswell Rd.

Pearland, TX – 11233 Shadow Creek Pkwy.

Kalispell, MT – 1210 US Highway 2 W.

Great Bend, KS – 3413 10th St.

Lincoln, NE – 5540 O St.

Marshall, MO – 1191 Cherokee Street

Jonesboro, AR – 723 E Parker Rd.

Lafayette, LA – 3333 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.

Onalaska, WI – 3210 N. Kinney Coulee Rd.

Carson City, NV – 1122 S Carson St.

Brigham City, UT – 774 South Main Street

Chico, Ca – 2485 Notre Dame Blvd.

Happy Valley, OR – 10499 SE 82 Ave.

The duck sandwiches will be available in “very limited quantities” while supplies last, so you’ll want to get to the different locations fast to try the duck out for yourself.