Arby’s has the meats, and they want everyone to know. Their newest meat showcase is in the form of a pita flatbread sandwich, and this time Angus Beef takes center stage. The Steak Fajita Flatbread comes in regular and Fiery and is available for a limited time.
I recently joined Arby’s for a Meats of New York Tour to celebrate the opening of their first NYC area store. Arby’s Executive Chef Neville Craw told us the focus going forward will be on strengthening the menu items related to their newer meats (i.e. not roast beef). On the website, there is a separate section next to the Menu titled “The Meats” to highlight each of their types of meat. This year we’ve seen a lot of focus on the brisket, but the Angus Steak portion of the menu is overdo for some love. As it stands, there are only two permanent menu items, the Angus Philly and the Angus Three Cheese & Bacon. They’re doubling that count with two limited time offerings, The A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich and the Steak Fajita Flatbread in both standard and Fiery varieties.
- Angus Beef
- Avocado Sour Cream Sauce
- Colby Cheese
- Fajita Seasoning
- Red & Yellow Peppers
- Red Onions
- Iceberg Lettuce
The laundry list of ingredients above is usually a red flag, especially for limited time items. We’ve seen in the past that it can be difficult to make and some ingredients get left out, or the proportions can be a fine line and quickly spill over to sloppy mess.
This thing is huge. The heft is felt immediately while still in the wrapper, and its no illusion. My hand and water bottle in the above picture is meant to provide some size comparison. The Steak Fajita Flatbread is bigger than a Subway 6″ flatbread. For comparison sake, Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket sandwich is 600 calories and the serving weight is 203 grams. The Steak Fajita Flatbread is less calories at 560 but over 50% heavier with a serving weight of 309 grams.
There is a good amount of steak on the flat bread and it seems pretty high quality. This is definitely a two handed grab to pick up and eat and because there were so many ingredients it was a little tricky to wrangle everything without losing some pieces. I’m a big pepper fan, and there are some full pieces of roasted peppers in the flatbread. I don’t know if I’ve seen real roasted peppers in a fast food items before. The pita was also surprisingly good, it seemed fresh and wasn’t dry at all
Steak Fajita Flatbread – The Verdict
The Steak Fajita Flatbread is big for sure, and you won’t be left feeling hungry. Its not the cheapest item, it retails for 4.99 (5.99 in NYC) which puts it right at the $5 line with no drink or side. It jumps to $7.49 for the combo. I like it for the size and relatively healthy stats (high sodium), but half way through I kind of felt bored. There are a lot of ingredients in there, but it didn’t seem like they came together well. The steak combined with the shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato and onion kind of made it taste like a generic take out pizza shop steak sandwich. Maybe its just that Arby’s has been killing it with their brisket lately, but I don’t think I’ll miss this one when the limited time runs out.
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Arby's Steak Fajita Flatbread [Review]