Bad choice!!!!

Author
brittneal
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1265
  • Joined: 2006/09/17 14:45:00
  • Location: fairborn, OH
  • Status: offline
2009/03/31 01:14:19 (permalink)

Bad choice!!!!


We hadnt set foot in an arbys in years.  I ordered a regular RB.  I couldnt believe they charged $3 for it.  the same sandwich you got in the 5 for 5 deal/  The meat was dry and lumpy and I barely ate half.  On our FF row we have Wendys, McD, TacoBell, and BK and all of them are packed while Arby is empty.  Goes to show!
#1

17 Replies Related Threads

    carolina bob
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3420
    • Joined: 2005/01/01 23:06:00
    • Location: Chicagoland
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 09:47:49 (permalink)
    Back in the '70s I really loved Arby's; the roast beef sandwich and potato cakes were very tasty. Those days are long gone, though. The food Arby's serves nowadays isn't fit to feed to your pooch ( not if you really love him! ) Last Nov. I had an exceptionally bad experience at the Arby's in Munster IN ( both service and food ), and afterwards I sent a scathing email to company management regarding the incident. Well, it's four months later, and I've yet to be contacted by the company.... got a feeling it ain't gonna happen. I don't know what possessed me to go to Arby's in the first place that day ( I plead temporary insanity! ), but there sure won't be another visit. Same with KFC, Applebee's, McDonald's, Friday's, Chili's, etc. etc. etc.  
    #2
    mar52
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 8318
    • Joined: 2005/04/17 18:50:00
    • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 10:10:58 (permalink)
    I never realized that Arby was RB

    Oxymoron!

    Guess I'm slow.


    #3
    David_NYC
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 2165
    • Joined: 2004/08/01 15:15:00
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 12:07:58 (permalink)
    I, too, have noticed that if you are on an All-American Highway with all the major FF chains represented, Arby's is the quietest one of all. My perception is that you get the worst value for money there for fast food fare. I have yet to objectively prove this, however.
    #4
    WarToad
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1859
    • Joined: 2008/03/23 19:26:00
    • Location: Minot, ND
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 14:17:46 (permalink)
    With all the burger chains out there, and my kids always begging for McDonalds, I actually am OK with Arby's simply because it isn't yet another burger.

    I ain't sayin it's a great RB sandwich.  It is however not McDonalds.

    This is how I pick, define, and win the battles of my little world with the rug rats that inhabit it.
    #5
    jellybear
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1135
    • Joined: 2003/10/15 09:32:00
    • Location: surf city, NC
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 14:51:18 (permalink)
    I rather drink their sauce than eat their Sandwich.
    #6
    Nancypalooza
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3778
    • Joined: 2004/06/17 14:39:00
    • Location: Columbia, SC
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 17:23:20 (permalink)
    Marlene I didn't get that either!  Duh on me!
    #7
    Adjudicator
    Sirloin
    • Total Posts : 5066
    • Joined: 2003/05/20 11:25:00
    • Location: Tallahassee, FL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 20:34:13 (permalink)
    This is old news to most here:

    'Restructured meats' is a term coined primarily to identify processed meat
    products intended to simulate whole muscle products.

    The best example of this is the 'roast beef' sandwich you would buy at
    Arby's or Hardees. This meat is made from a chopped beef emulsified and
    formed into a log shape to simulate a whole muscle cut of beef. It's
    roasted, and it's beef, but it's not the whole round or sirloin you would
    cook at home.

    Other chunked and formed, or flaked and formed, meats aboud. The 'chicken
    nuggets' sold at fast food chains are made from extruded ground meats, not
    from pieces of whole muscle.

    In these types of products, the less expensive ground trimmings replace
    the 'structure' or 'form' of more expensive whole muscle products.
     
    Oh.  This sounds so yummy.
     

     

    post edited by Adjudicator - 2009/03/31 20:36:46
    #8
    JMG
    Junior Burger
    • Total Posts : 35
    • Joined: 2008/06/21 23:35:00
    • Location: Rockford, IL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/03/31 20:40:44 (permalink)
    Once upon a time Arbys had a good product but, like KFC, they're going down hill fast. Around here, locally owned places like Tom & Jerry's and Beef a Roo (I know, funny name but great sandwiches, their roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken club, burgers and fries are great! Beef a Roo has been in business in the Rockford area since 1967.) got 'em beat hands down.
    #9
    AndreaB
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1303
    • Joined: 2004/12/06 14:11:00
    • Location: Versailles, KY
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 07:57:29 (permalink)
    Our Arby's is also the quietest FF place in town.  Their Super and their Beef and Cheddar used to be quite good, but they've ruined them while at the same time raising prices.  It's the most expensive FF in town for what you get, and it wouldn't surprise me if they soon close their doors.

    Andrea
    #10
    carolina bob
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 3420
    • Joined: 2005/01/01 23:06:00
    • Location: Chicagoland
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 08:28:33 (permalink)
    The Arby's here in Lansing called it quits about two years ago. Gee, I wonder why?
    #11
    kland01s
    Filet Mignon
    • Total Posts : 2835
    • Joined: 2003/03/14 07:01:00
    • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 09:36:42 (permalink)
    It's too bad, once they were good. In the early '80's you could see the actual beef roast and they would cut to order.
    #12
    WarToad
    Double Chili Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 1859
    • Joined: 2008/03/23 19:26:00
    • Location: Minot, ND
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 10:25:19 (permalink)
    kland01s

    It's too bad, once they were good. In the early '80's you could see the actual beef roast and they would cut to order.


    I remember that.  Deli meat haunches of roast beef on a deli slicer.
     
    Oh, times, they are a changin'.
    #13
    easydoesit
    Double Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 559
    • Joined: 2007/06/20 01:52:00
    • Location: La Crosse, WI
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 10:48:25 (permalink)
    I remember the hanging meat, too.  The first I saw was in Omaha in 1971.  And the sandwiches had a lot of meat.

    In later years some stores had a breakfast sandwich that was pretty good, sausage and scrambled egg (patty) with cheese sauce on a hamburger bun.  I could eat a couple of them.
    #14
    RC51Mike
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 446
    • Joined: 2003/03/10 13:00:00
    • Location: Wilmington, DE
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 11:11:29 (permalink)
    Restructured, emulsified, formed, extruded...  Stop!  You're making me hungry.
    #15
    collinf
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 165
    • Joined: 2008/10/10 16:36:00
    • Location: Shawnee, KS
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 11:18:17 (permalink)
    JMG

    Once upon a time Arbys had a good product but, like KFC, they're going down hill fast. Around here, locally owned places like Tom & Jerry's and Beef a Roo (I know, funny name but great sandwiches, their roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken club, burgers and fries are great! Beef a Roo has been in business in the Rockford area since 1967.) got 'em beat hands down.


    I second that.
     
    Beef-a-Roo, beef-a-roo, it's the best beef sandwich in the land.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l2EgW2ffmw
    post edited by collinf - 2009/04/01 11:20:38
    #16
    JMG
    Junior Burger
    • Total Posts : 35
    • Joined: 2008/06/21 23:35:00
    • Location: Rockford, IL
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/01 12:48:59 (permalink)
    Tom & Jerry's is also very good. Great Gyros, Italian Beef au jus that will knock your socks off (the size of a small football, $4.79) and Meatball Sandwich w/Red Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese. Everything on the menu is great. Quality food the FF chains can't come close to.
    #17
    db1105
    Cheeseburger
    • Total Posts : 187
    • Joined: 2006/12/08 19:04:00
    • Location: Wilmington, DE
    • Status: offline
    Re:Bad choice!!!! 2009/04/04 21:40:03 (permalink)
    Barfys
    #18
    Jump to:
    © 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1