ARBY’S Beef & Cheddar!!!
Although I was tempted to save this post for Throwback Thursday, I couldn’t resist sharing with you the goodness that is ARBY’S signature and classic sandwich – the Beef & Cheddar!
Arby’s are almost impossible to find in New York City, so although I grew up on these sandwiches as a young child growing up in Michigan when my dad used to work for General Motors, I relish every time I see one on a country highway or on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. I always drive thru the latter locale whenever I’m in LA and my recent trip proved to be no different after a late night run on the city’s most legendary street!
Back in the day, there was only one size to Arby’s most beloved sandwich, but now you have a choice of three: standard size, medium size, and extra large – the bigger the size, the more meat, cheese and bread you get! I opted for the smallest size and it was still big enough, but don’t get it twisted, these sandwiches are so good, I could easily devour the largest size without giving it second thought.
The soft toasted onion roll is like heaven as it presses through the hot and gooey cheese and oh-so-lean roast beef! The thinly sliced roast beef at Arby’s practically has no fat and is unlike any other roast beef in the world! But it’s juicy, moist and piled high enough to get some in every bite! The cheese is more like Velveeta, but it’s union with the meat and Arby’s signature sauces is perfection in both flavor and texture! The cheapness of both meat and cheese make it quite appealing, and frankly, delicious.
The Beef & Cheddar runs about 440 calories with 23 grams of protein and costs under $4.00. It’s a decadent fast food sandwich, to say the least, but it’s warmth to one’s soul. It’s a neat sandwich, although its filled with a potential disaster should sauce slippage occur.
Arby’s Beef & Cheddar is one of my all-time favorites, not so much because it’s the best thing in the world, but it makes for a great alternative to the normal fast food chicken or burger sandwich and it’s a nice medley of something different that instantly takes me back to my childhood.
What’s your take on Arby’s BEEF & CHEDDAR?