Momma Told Me: Seasons come and go, but good food is always in style.
When I was younger fast food was always considered a treat. Not that Momma's cooking wasn't good, but there was something about a freshly seasoned fry, and a paper wrapped sandwich that simply put me in a good mood. Our hometown has no shortage of fast service restaurants, with 8 different chains just off our street, alone. But there was always one that we had to make a 'special' trip for. One town over, right next to the mall, was a little hole in the wall Arby's. At first I only cared for the Jamocha shakes, a thick and creamy blend of chocolate swirl and coffee infused ice cream. Every month or so my father would get a hankering for their world famous roast beef sandwiches, and sure enough, we'd make the 30 minute drive to indulge in a little Good Mood Food dinner. I recall, for our small 3 person family, alone, we'd walk out with 10 or more Roast Beef, and Beef N' Cheddar Arby's sandwiches- Pop would quite literally live off them for a week.
Market Fresh range to their menu. This collection of seasonal inspired menu selections is the brand's answer to a more health conscious and epicurean customer. With a slightly higher price point then the brand's typical premium sandwiches, options such as the Roast Turkey Ranch and Bacon or Roast Turkey and Swiss offer a classic true deli experience leaps above the modern 'value' sub shop. As a big fan of the chain I've been on their product development survey list for about a year and receive bi-weekly survey links featuring top secret upcoming product ideas. I love having a chance to provide valuable feedback to shape the chain's 'next big thing,' and think it's great that Arby's utilizes its consumers to make such big branding decisions. Recently thousands of fans voted wholeheartedly 'yes' for King's Hawaiian bun sandwiches, and this Summer a new seasonal Market Fresh Sandwich was also introduced; the Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Also included in our culinary exploration were the brand's Limited Time House Made Chips, cut thick Kettle style and tossed in authentic Arby's Sauce seasoning. These truly proved too be the perfect compliment to the Market fresh range, offering an authentic deli feel with plenty of seasoned flavor to balance out the light Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap. Sabrina (10) had to get used to the thicker 'Kettle' style chips, but really enjoyed the flavor of the thick coat seasoning. I thought it was especially neat to see the artisan style crisps of varying sizes, which gave the meal a more handmade and personal feel. Naturally we wrapped with the latest of the brand's famous shakes; the Triple Berry Shake, names so for its harmonious blend of tart raspberries, and sweet strawberries and blueberries. Topped with a fluffy mound of whipped cream, and decorated with a Berry Syrup swirl, this was clearly the showman of our meal.
What Daughter Says: Arby's is always innovating fresh and inspired selections for their menu, and I love exploring them!
One Momma Told Me reader will win 3 Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich (or Wrap), 3 House Made Chips, and 2 Triple Berry Shake vouchers!
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