Arby's have an insane new sandwich, packed with five different types of meat
Ah, Arby's. What can I say about you that hasn't been said many, many times before?
While it doesn't have the appeal of a McDonald's, a Burger King or a KFC, there's a certain appeal about heading to Arby's and picking up a roast beef sandwich, happy in the knowledge that you're helping to keep plumbers around the country gainfully employed.
Okay, that was an unnecessary cheap shot, but to their credit, Arby's are seriously upping their game recently. Following hot on the heels of the Arbynator - which was literally just half a pound of beef loaded with curly fries, they're doing away with all those extra frills and packing as much meat into a burger as humanly possible.
Say hello to the 5 Mega Meat Stack from Arby's, which has five different kinds of dead animal in it for you to enjoy. It's like Old McDonald's Farm in sandwich form. So, meat lovers, if you pick up the Mega Meat Stack, you'll get to enjoy pepper bacon, smoked ham, roast beef, roast turkey, and some buttermilk fried chicken.
Of course, you're going to need some sauce and cheese to go with all that meat, otherwise you're going to have a hell of a time digesting all of it. So, the Mega Meat Stack comes with cheese, mayo, tomato and lettuce to counteract all of that meat, and although I don't really like that stuff usually, I'm really glad for it here.
But wait - those of you with a very long memory will have remembered that Arby's already have a sandwich called the Mega Meat Stack. What gives? Is this not a new sandwich? Could I have ordered this before? Hold on, don't get too upset, let me explain.
Yes, it's true - Arby's used the name Mega Meat Stack back in 2014, but they were nothing in comparison to the modern version of the Meat Stack. Filled with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, or even corned beef, the Triple Stack, Club Stack or Reuben Super Stack had at best three different meats in a sandwich.
So, amateur hour compared with what we've got going on here, don't you think? Clocking in at a whopping 900 calories (your average Big Mac is just 540), this is a burger that probably doesn't need fries and a drink to fill you up. I would say it's a burger for the ages, but therein lies the catch, my friends.
Although it seems like such a good idea for a sandwich, the 5 Mega Meat Stack is only here for a limited time. Logic dictates that this is because Arby's want to drum up anticipation and get people flocking to their restaurants, but I honestly think that it's because if they ran the sandwich for long enough, we would consume all pigs, chickens and cows on Earth within a decade.
So, there you go, folks. With their latest 5 Mega Meat Stack sandwich, you'd be forgiven for assuming Arby's is trying to kill you with meat, but what a way to go, huh?