Fast Food

Every Arby’s Restaurant In America Will Serve Deer Meat Sandwiches For One Day

A while back, Arby’s released a sandwich featuring a deer meat patty. The venison sandwiches sold out almost immediately and fans itching to try them had to be at the few select locations selling the sandwich. Unfortunately, it was a little tougher for some folks than others.

Now, Arby’s is bringing their immensely popular venison sandwiches to every Arby’s restaurant in America. Though just for one day.

Customers will be able to find this venison sandwich on Oct. 21 at every Arby’s location in the United States.

The sandwich features thick-cut venison steak that’s topped with crispy onions and a juniper berry sauce. The meat is marinated in garlic, salt and pepper, and cooked for three hours.

If you’re set on trying it, be sure to line up before the sandwich chain opens its doors as they’ll only be available while supplies last.

Arby’s will also be launching a limited-edition Elk Sandwich on Oct 21 which will only be served at three locations in popular elk-hunting states: Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

Good luck, everyone.

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For One Day, Arby’s Insanely Popular Deer Meat Sandwich Will Be Sold In New York


A few months ago, Arby’s released a venison sandwich that sold out almost as soon as it dropped. The fast food chain was among the first to offer such a protein as venison to select test deer-hunting states late last year. Who wouldn’t want to try deer meat served with fast food convenience?

Arby’s is bringing back their popular sandwich, and this time, it’s coming to New York.

The sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak that’s topped with crisp onions and a juniper berry sauce. Marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper, the deer meat was cooked for three hours before being served on a bun.

On March 4, patrons can find the sandwich at Arby’s second New York City restaurant in Madison Square (32 East 23rd Street).

The venison sandwich will be available as long as their limited supplies last. To give you an idea, the hot-ticket item sold out within 15 minutes of dropping at test locations last year. It’s pretty safe to say that it will only be available for one day.

Make sure to plan ahead if you’re hoping to try it.

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Arby’s Venison Burger Sold Out IMMEDIATELY, Here’s Why


Arby’s recently announced they were trying out new venison burgers at some select locations in 17 test markets across the United States. It seems they underestimated the popularity of the deer meat.

According to National Restaurant News, the burgers sold out almost immediately at test locations last week at locations in Atlanta, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Some of the more well-stocked stores lasted an entire 90 minutes before running out of the venison burgers. The lesser stocked locations, like in Minnesota, sold out in 15 minutes.

So how come the burgers suddenly became so popular?

Turns out the states they were testing venison in are popular deer-hunting states, appealing to hunters and non-hunters who have developed a taste for venison. It also doesn’t hurt that you can try the meat for $5.

Arby’s venison burgers feature thick-cut venison steak that’s marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper. The burger is topped with crispy onions and a juniper berry sauce.

Here’s hoping this phenomenal response means we’ll see the burgers get a national release. I wouldn’t mind a $5 venison burger at all.

Hit-Or-Miss Packaged Food Products What's New

2016’s Best New Holiday-Themed, Limited-Edition Food Products

With Halloween done, food companies are getting ready to launch a bucketload of holiday-themed products onto consumers as the holiday season comes around. From gingerbread to peppermint, common holiday flavors will be popping up in grocery stores and restaurants everywhere. With Food Business News releasing a slideshow featuring some of the newest food products that are set to entice holiday shoppers, we got to thinking: which holiday-themed food products are truly a step above the rest this year? Here’s a list of our favorites and which companies are selling them:


Starbucks – Spiced Sweet Cream Nariño 70 Cold Brew


Photo: Delish

Starbucks has definitely gone away from their traditional style of new holiday drinks. Usually, spiced warm drinks splash onto the menu as new introductions this time of year. This time, they went for a cold beverage with holiday flair. For those of us that live in warmer areas during the winter, we’re definitely open to it. Even if we don’t get to drink out of the new green holiday cups.


Ethel M (Mars) – Dark Chocolate Crème de Menthe


Photo: PR Newswire

The premium chocolate brand of Mars has dropped the mic on the holidays with a slew of new products. While these are mainly new holiday-themed tins, one of the two new chocolates stick out. This boozy creme-filled dark chocolate takes peppermint chocolates to a whole new level.


Our Little Rebellion – Fudge and Snickerdoodle Popcorners Mini’s


Photo: Food Business News

Our Little Rebellion has a great line of popped corn chip snacks, and these two new holiday flavors are perfect additions. Chocolatey fudge and aromatic snickerdoodle put a holiday twist on these non-GMO, gluten-free snacks that are perfect to serve to any guest.


Dunkin’ Donuts – Boston Kreme Croissant Donut


Photo: Delish

We previewed the new Dunkin’ Donuts holiday menu for you all recently, but this has to be one of the best new additions by the beloved donut slingers. Boston Creme Pie is a classic American dessert, and this croissant donut is the perfect way to spread it across the nation. With rich Bavarian cream and a chocolate icing, this truly is the definition of holiday indulgence.


Arby’s – Venison Sandwich



Photo: ABC7 Chicago

While not released specifically for the holidays, the timing of Arby’s release of this new sandwich matches perfectly with them. Venison is a more common meat in higher-end restaurants around this time of season, and isn’t as available to consumers as it should be. While Arby’s is selling this in more hunting-centric locations, we’re excited to see this hopefully spread across the U.S. in the future. We’re just hoping that it’s not Rudolph being served in one of those sandwiches.


Hershey’s – Sea Salt Caramel Baking Chips


Photo: Food Business News

Who doesn’t love salted caramel? This awesome trend has made it into baking chips, and it’s ready to take holiday baking to a salty-sweet level of bliss. We’re hoping to see a lot more salted caramel chip cookies being baked during this holiday season.


Your Pie – Chicken and Waffle Pizza



Photo: 365 Things to Do In Houston

This pizza chain is going all-out on its new addition. The line between sweet and savory is totally blurred here with fried chicken pieces, waffle, syrup, ricotta, Parmesean, and basil. A scoop of apple pie gelato really gets this pizza in the holiday mood as well.


Krispy Kreme – Pumpkin Spice Coffee Thins



Photo: Food Business News

There had to be at least one new pumpkin spice product on this list, and Krispy Kreme is rocking it with this new product. They teamed up with Tierra Nueva to create a coffee treat that tastes like a pumpkin spice latte. Three of these have the same caffeine as a cup of coffee, so make sure to grab a pack for caffeine on the go!


General Mills – Cinnamon Star Crunch


Photo: Food Business News

This isn’t really much of a flavor change, but look at how adorable those star shapes are! Add this to the list of reasons why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.


Pringles – Salted Caramel Potato Chips



Out of the three new Pringles chips flavors released for the holidays, this one is hands down the best. The salty chips get accentuated by the sweet caramel flavors going on for a perfectly balanced holiday snack. Hats off to you, Pringles, this flavor combo is brilliant for the holiday season.


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Arby’s Is Testing Venison Steak Sandwiches And Here’s Exactly Where To Find Them


A few weeks ago, Arby’s launched their pork belly sandwiches nationally. The addition of the thick cut of pork was a first for fast food chains, espcially with the portions Arby’s was boasting.

Now,  the sandwich company is at it again with another unexpected protein: venison.

Arby’s announced they’ll be testing the deer meat at select locations later this month. The sandwich features thick-cut venison steak that’s topped with crispy onions and a juniper berry sauce. The meat itself is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and cooked for three hours.

If you’re itching to take a bite into the new venison sandwiches, Arby’s revealed exactly where and when they’ll be serving the test items.

Available Oct. 31-Nov. 3
2044 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tenn. 37228

Available Nov. 4-6
821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wis. 54880
1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minn. 55416
704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minn. 55720
348 Lincoln Ave. SE, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301
3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301
4415 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Available Nov. 12-15
4229 W Vienna Rd., Clio, Mich. 48420
4040 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs, Mich. 49319
1215 M 89, Plainwell, Mich. 49080
8685 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run, Mich. 48415

Available Nov. 25-28
5205 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
4260 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue, Penn. 15202
16 Towne Center Drive, Leechburg, Penn. 15656
2539 W State St., New Castle, Penn. 16101
2648 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, Penn. 16101
3224 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Penn.16105

This is definitely another first for the fast food chain.


Giraffes: Africa’s Venison, Eaten to Oblivion


Giraffes are considered as much on their way out as they are overpopulated. It really just depends who you ask and where. While the animal’s deemed a deer-like nuisance in some areas of Africa, giraffes are being taken to the cleaners by “a silent extinction,” according to the Director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Dr. Julian Fennessy.

“They produce a hell of a lot of meat,” says Fennessy, who holds the very rare title of world’s only full-time giraffe conservationist. “They are relatively easy to hunt, so you can see the attraction, but unless something is done to stop this and quickly we will have a bad situation on our hands.”

That bad situation is in progress. Africa’s giraffe population has plummeted roughly 40 percent in the last 15 years, dropping from 140,000 to 80,000. The reason is no surprise, as it seems to be the cause of species extinction: excessive hunting/poaching and loss of its natural habitat.

Described as “intensely flavored lean meat” by Montana-based Giraffe-meat company Giraffine, the dinosaur-necked creature is sometimes thought of as Africa’s venison and has been known to taste like a more tender version of horse meat. A single giraffe can produce up to 660 pounds of meat, though it’s considered illegal in many African nations.


Sadly, there’s exactly not a grand chance things are going to suddenly turn around, as Dr. Noelle Kumpel of the Zoological Society of London points out, citing poverty and lower-class displacement.

“This is really about the issue of food security,” she says. “When people are hungry, they will eat whatever is available.”

Kumpel also points out that giraffes prominence in zoos has misled western culture, so a tremendous lack of conservation effort has been made.

“Giraffe face the same problems that other wildlife species do,” says Fennessy. “It’s just that they’ve been overlooked.”


The First Thanksgiving And What They REALLY Ate

Hint: no cream of mushroom soup or marshmallow topping


Yankee has provided a brief rundown of the foods eaten at the first Thanksgiving, which was celebrated during the fall of 1621 at the Plymouth Colony in modern-day Massachusetts:

venison was a major ingredient, as well as fowl, but that likely included pheasants, geese, and duckTurkeys are a possibility, but were not a common food in that time. Pilgrims grew onions and herbsCranberries and currants would have been growing wild in the area, and watercress may have still been available if the hard frosts had held off, but there’s no record of them having been served. In fact, the meal was probably quite meat-heavy.


(via Smithsonian)

Likewise, walnuts, chestnuts, and beechnuts were abundant, as were sunchokes. Shellfish were common, so they probably played a part, as did beans, pumpkins, squashes, and corn (served in the form of bread or porridge), thanks to the Wampanoags.

The magazine also mentions a few items that were not eaten at the feast: “Potatoes (white or sweet), bread stuffing or pie (wheat flour was rare), sugar, Aunt Lena’s green bean casserole.”

Written by Mary Miller // History Buff // Featured image via Community Links


Purple Heart Vets Kill 140 Deer for Food Pantries

4,800 pounds of deer meat are making their way to food pantries in and around Indianapolis, IN.

Happy Holidays!

In an attempt to lower its excessive deer population, the city of Indianapolis opened Eagle Creek Park over Thanksgiving weekend for a special hunt for the veteran organization Wounded Warriors Outdoors. The nonprofit organization provides relaxing outdoor activities for wounded veterans.

Photo by Ryan Sabalow/IndyStar

The dozen Purple Heart recipients killed 140 deer over the weekend, of an allotted maximum of 350. Of the slain deer, 97 have been processed and are ready to be distributed to local food pantries.

Since venison is a leaner and more expensive meat than beef, the pantries are happy to have it as the holiday season rages onward.

The Humane Society of the United States strongly opposed the hunt, but the underfed in Indianapolis will certainly appreciate the protein.

H/t Wish TV