Every year, Arby’s brings back their Traditional Greek Gyro. While the limited-time item is still fast food gyro, the meat is actually pretty good. Good enough to temper my gyro cravings when I’m in a jam, at least.
This year, the sandwich chain just added a new item that’s sure to turn some fast food-loving heads: Gyro Loaded Curly Fries.
Arby’s new loaded menu item features a bed of the restaurant’s signature curly fries topped with gyro meat, onions, tomatoes, tzatzíki sauce, and gyro seasoning.
We picked some up at our local Arby’s and and managing editor Richard Guinto had this to say about them:
I felt like it was from a legit Greek greasy spoon joint and I was eating my drunchies away at 3 a.m. after buying the wrong girl drinks all night to no avail.
Resident Greek food scientist and ranker of fast food French fries Constantine Spyrou was also present, but was unable to try the meat because he was observing Lent.
I just ate the plain fries, although it smelled like a gyro to me.
Sure you’ll probably find more authentic fare at a real Greek restaurant, but they’re an admirable attempt nonetheless Arby’s.
Arby’s is also added a Greek Gyro Salad that includes gyro meat, tzatzíki sauce, red onions, diced tomatoes, and gyro seasoning on top of some salad made with green and iceberg lettuce.
The gyro items will be available for a limited time, presumably through the next month or two.