- Sliced angus steak
- Cheddar cheese
- Steakhouse onion ring
- A.1. Special Reserve Sauce
- Star Cut Bun
From the promo photos, one would think that this sandwich would be piled high and stuffed to the brim with meat. Arby’s even boasts in their recent advertisements that “We have the meats”, but I’m thinking that when it comes to this sandwich that phrase is referencing the quality and not the quantity.
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My sandwich came with an abysmal amount of steak. It was deflating, wimpy, and made me think that a mistake was made. How could a sandwich that is priced at a staggering $5.29 come with a piddling two-three slices of angus? Arby’s sells sandwiches for half this price, with just their typical roast beef with probably double the weight in meat.
Arby’s A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich – The Verdict
This sandwich truly had a lot going for it, with every ingredient serving its intended purpose. The flavor was first class all the way, with the angus steak clearly rising above the standard roast beef in flavor and thickness. The one true weakness was the quantity of meat. It was a glaring issue and I really wonder if my sandwich got skimped on or whether it’s truly supposed to be this light. The under 500 calorie really has me wondering if the latter is true. The flavor is so good here, that I might have to drop another 5 spot to see what happens.