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Why is everything so expensive at Arby's?

Anyone here with Arby's corporate headquarters? Can you shed some light on the pricing decisions? Is it to give the appearance of being 'upscale'? A chicken salad wrap, curly fries and a drink shouldn't be 8 bucks.

by Anonymousreply 10703/02/2015

How to stop Arby's from overcharging?

Stop eating there!

Done and done.

by Anonymousreply 109/23/2011

I've never heard of this Arby?

by Anonymousreply 209/23/2011

Why yes, darling. I am the King of Arby's, and I can tell you everything you need to know.

by Anonymousreply 309/23/2011

What about a Jamocha shake?

by Anonymousreply 509/23/2011

The location you visited has high rent.

by Anonymousreply 609/23/2011

While you may be basically right, r4, I sense that you are a deeply disturbed person.

by Anonymousreply 709/23/2011

Wow, if Arby's is expensive to you, Taco Bell must seem like a four star restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2011

Worked there once and read the label. That loaf thang is about 1/4 beef. The rest is soybean fillers, corn syrup and "etc.". They press it all into a loaf shape and sell it as a roast.

Arby's always gives me a stomach ache.

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2011

I am amazed that they are still open and that people actually eat there. I've always assumed that the change is really a money laundering scheme.

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2011

I want to hear more from the King of Arby's.

by Anonymousreply 1209/24/2011

whenever i go to Arby's, i always wonder whatever happened to that horse that used to be tethered out in front...

by Anonymousreply 1309/24/2011

r4, you do sound unhinged. You may be right, but it's eating you up inside and spreading to everyone around you.

by Anonymousreply 1409/24/2011

Fast food prices have been going up for years. Prices like that will be common everywhere soon.

by Anonymousreply 1509/24/2011

Its the only fast food I eat. I like their fries and sammiches.

I dont go that often so $8 is not a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 1609/24/2011

This is why there are so few of them.

by Anonymousreply 1709/24/2011

Arby's is not expensive, you are cheap.

by Anonymousreply 1809/24/2011

Girl, if you can't afford $8 please go to Aldi's and leave us alone.

by Anonymousreply 1909/24/2011

Always pay cash at fast food joints. They're huge debit card-stealing centers. They steal numbers and farm them out worldwide.

Also I went to a Burger King the other day and the cashier kept holding my card. I believe she was hoping I'd be distracted and leave without it.

by Anonymousreply 2009/24/2011

[quote]Also I went to a Burger King the other day and the cashier kept holding my card. I believe she was hoping I'd be distracted and leave without it.

McDonalds has the card readers in front of the register where you swipe your own card. The fact that I just admitted to going to McDonalds means I can't judge you for going to Burger King.

by Anonymousreply 2109/24/2011

Arby's uses about 1 ounce of roast beef per sandwich, I quit going there years ago for that reason. Their sandwiches are all bread.

by Anonymousreply 2209/24/2011

Shit, the last time I went to Jack in the Box I thought I'd have to take out a small loan to pay for a damn value meal. The nerve!

by Anonymousreply 2309/24/2011

No, R15, it is just mind boggling how stupid people can be.

One can buy a whole pound of turkey or roast beef for $8.00 at a grocery deli and make 5 or 6 large abumndant sandwiches (add cheese) rather than eat garbage.

And make your own glass of iced tea with plain iced tea mix - bring it in a small plastic bag from home - rather than a soft drink at lunch/supper.

And skip the grease saturated heart killing fries.

by Anonymousreply 2409/24/2011

r25 needs an enema.

by Anonymousreply 2509/24/2011

sorry, abundant

by Anonymousreply 2609/24/2011

R24? Jack in the box is almost scary cheap.

I'm not sure what you ordered, but it's possible to get a ton of "food" for a small amount of money without even trying hard.

by Anonymousreply 2809/24/2011

Fast food wise, I vote for Wendy's: value meal prices: small cheeseburger, baked potato with sour cream; other stuff: $1.00 each. Burger King and McD's have similar (yes, I realize everyone knows this; just thought I'd remind y'all. I find McD's double cheeseburger and small fries, $1.00 each, very filling, too.

by Anonymousreply 2909/24/2011

So... I ate there today thanks to this thread.

It's not really more expensive than Wendy's or even McDonald's.

I did finish up with an Oreo Jamocha Shake, though, and that was pretty awesome.

by Anonymousreply 3009/25/2011

God, it's like an open call for "The Biggest Loser" in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3109/25/2011

Love their potato cakes.

by Anonymousreply 3209/25/2011

[quote]Its the only fast food I eat. I like their fries and sammiches.

Anyone who says sammiches should be shot and killed.

by Anonymousreply 3309/25/2011

40 years ago Arby's made their sandwiches from giant slabs of roast meat you could watch cook, and their sandwiches were delicious. Now the meat is so cheap and processed that prisoners would riot if you tried feeding it to them.

by Anonymousreply 3509/25/2011

Our Wendy'a value menu went up from $1.00 to like $1.39 per item.

by Anonymousreply 3609/25/2011

OMG, that is an outrage, R37. How could they still call it a dollar menu?!

by Anonymousreply 3709/25/2011

R31 here... I should point out I haven't eaten at an Arby's in a very long time. The menu was a lot different than I remember.

I couldn't even find the basic sandwich I always used to like to get... it was just a regular bun, with roast beef and melted cheese... but no "arby's sauce" on it. And it was really inexpensive. I THOUGHT it was just the "Beef and cheese", but that sandwich now comes on some massive onion Kaiser roll, and has arby's sauce on it, and cost three bucks or more.

I used to always just get two of them and a drink. It was inexpensive and good. And allowed me to skip the fries.

I ended up just getting on of the combo meals (bacon-beef-and-cheese) and it was merely okay. Nothing I'd order again.

I miss the old stuff. Oh, and they did away with their "four items for five bucks" deal too. I liked that as well.

In short, they've elimianted most of the reasons I'd go back. Including the cherry turn-overs. They've replaced those with a chocolate turnover. Meh.

by Anonymousreply 3809/25/2011

You seem to be describing the "Arby's Melt Sandwich", R39, though their site says it's not available at all locations.

by Anonymousreply 3909/25/2011

Right, that's what it was. Thanks.

And yeah, it wasn't anywhere on the menu any more.

by Anonymousreply 4009/25/2011

aren't most fast food meals about 8 dollars? (McDonalds, Burger King...)

by Anonymousreply 4109/25/2011

I actually used to love Arby's back in the '70's. I haven't been there in decades.

by Anonymousreply 4209/25/2011

Do you get their coupons? I didn't until I went there for the first time in like 20 years and the big sign asked if I knew about them. I said no, they asked for my email...I didn't want to give it but I felt like I would look like a cheap fuck if I just thought they were going to hand them out right there...now I get their coupons emailed to me and I really don't have one close to where I live.

But anyway get the coupons if you like it.

by Anonymousreply 4309/25/2011

"#2! Super-sized! Hurry up, I'm starving!"

by Anonymousreply 4409/25/2011

r44 aced it ...

A friend of mine managed an Arby's, and I mentioned to him that the prices seemed high for fast food. He said something like 40% of the customers use coupons (available online, and they also load them in Sunday newspapers) which essentially gives you whatever sandwich you want for half price, or a free drink and/or side with a full-price sandwich. Taking that into consideration, they're comparable to other fast food places.

Personally, I like Wendys, can deal with Arbys, McD or BK, but I hate JackInTheBox food with a passion. Too greasy and poor quality, IMO

by Anonymousreply 4509/25/2011

I'd never eat there. And worrying about others who do or don't seems insane.

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2011

Horsey sauce!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4709/25/2011

I haven't been to Arby's since it switched from Coke to Pepsi.

by Anonymousreply 4809/26/2011

Prices for all food is going up.

by Anonymousreply 4910/01/2011

[quote]Horsey sauce!!!!

Made from real horses! :)

by Anonymousreply 5010/01/2011

[quote]40 years ago Arby's made their sandwiches from giant slabs of roast meat you could watch cook, and their sandwiches were delicious. Now the meat is so cheap and processed that prisoners would riot if you tried feeding it to them.

Thanks for the update. I went vegetarian in 1976. I used to love the roast beef sandwiches from Arby's.

by Anonymousreply 5110/01/2011

Does anyone else notice their farts and crap smelling TERRIBLE after eating at Arby's?

by Anonymousreply 5212/12/2011

TMI, R25. But please knock yourself out.

by Anonymousreply 5312/12/2011

For fast food, I like El Pollo Loco and Boston Market. At least you're not getting unknown filler ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 5412/12/2011

Oops, I didn't realize El Pollo Loco is only in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Illinois and Connecticut. You New Yorkers are out of luck.

by Anonymousreply 5512/12/2011

Their French Dip is pretty good, and I too love their potato cakes.

by Anonymousreply 5612/12/2011

[quoote]And make your own glass of iced tea with plain iced tea mix

Iced tea from a mix is your idea of something that's NOT a "garbage drink"? Why not just have some water, or make REAL iced tea if that's what you like.

by Anonymousreply 5712/12/2011

plain unsweetened Lipton instant tea in the big yellow 3 ounce glass jar with blue cap is delicious......

healthy and inexpensive to make a glass full

by Anonymousreply 5812/13/2011

R54, if you think Boston Market is so superior, maybe you should check out their ingredient lists.

by Anonymousreply 5912/13/2011

I love roast beef sandwiches. Grew up in the Boston area and there are local non-chain roast beef sandwich places all over the place. Have lived in FL, CA and the southwest and have never seen any other place that has other roast beef sandwich places.

Won't eat at Arby's. The roast beef doesn't even look real.

by Anonymousreply 6012/13/2011

Isn't Boston Market still owned by McDonalds?

by Anonymousreply 6112/13/2011

I found out you can still get the "Arby's Melt" sandwichs even though they're not up on the menu board any more.

Those are the best, and are priced right.

by Anonymousreply 6212/13/2011

I'm so hungry, I could eat at Arby's!

by Anonymousreply 6312/13/2011

Love the curly fries.

by Anonymousreply 6412/15/2011

R13 was pretty funny. "Horsey sauce," indeed.

by Anonymousreply 6512/15/2011

Fatties

by Anonymousreply 6612/15/2011

I haven't been to McDonald's in quite a while but had an urge for one of their McRibs recently. (I know, I shudder to really see how those are made but they are like crack to me.)

I ended up getting a McRib value meal and a chicken McNugget meal for my friend and it was $14 (I got large size value meals because we both wanted large drinks).

I just about fell over. (Mary!)

In my mind, a value meal from any fast food joint should be under $5. Going to those places is no longer cheap.

by Anonymousreply 6712/15/2011

Back in the day (70's and 80's) I lived on Arby's potato cakes and Jamocha shake. Considered myself a vegetarian so never bought a sandwich there.

by Anonymousreply 6912/15/2011

I'd rather eat at Arby's than at Chik-fil-A.

I used to like Chik-fil-A, but after I read that article about how they fund anti-gay groups, I won't eat there. Now, when I see the sign in front of their store, all I see is "HATE." (Tasty, mouthwatering, deep fat fried hate...)

by Anonymousreply 7012/15/2011

lol

by Anonymousreply 7112/15/2011

Seems like Subway is one of the least expensive fast food options around these days with their specials, i.e. $5 footlongs, $2 for some of their 6" subs, 'buy one get one free' random offers, etc.

That being said, it doesn't seem to matter what I order there, all of their sandwiches end up tasting strangely similar, i.e. a mushy, bread-y, glob. But it's filling!

by Anonymousreply 7212/15/2011

Why the hell are you doing eating are Arby's? Are you a gay man or David Puddy?

by Anonymousreply 7312/15/2011

When an Arby's opened in Brooklyn, I decided to try it - I like roast beef. My sandwich was disgusting - chewy, pre-formed slices that had no flavor and looked like Soylent Green.

If you think Arby's is overcharging you, don't go to Sbarro's. A pepperoni slice there is about $4.00. A combo (slice & drink) will run you about $7.00. I read that they've declared bankruptcy. Guess they're trying to get every penny before they all close down.

by Anonymousreply 7412/15/2011

[quote}40 years ago Arby's made their sandwiches from giant slabs of roast meat you could watch cook, and their sandwiches were delicious.

But they still weren't real roasts. When I was but a mere child growing up on Long Island and Arby's was just opening locations about 40 years ago, my neighbor was a butcher and he spilled the beans how Arby's was really just pressed beef (with additives), like chicken roll in the deli.

[quote]I ended up getting a McRib value meal and a chicken McNugget meal for my friend and it was $14.I just about fell over. (Mary!)

You think they'd bring out the big guns McRib and sell it cheap? The "value" you're getting was the fries and drink at a reduced price.

I used to love Jack In the Box which has disappeared out of the east coast. They had the best onion rings ever. Better than a restaurant and nowhere near the strange onion rings that Burger Kings claim they sell.

by Anonymousreply 7512/15/2011

I love Arby's.

by Anonymousreply 7606/15/2013

I don't know why they took the "Arby's Melts" off the menu. They're the only thing I actually liked. You can still order them but they're not up on the menu board any more, at least not around here.

by Anonymousreply 7706/15/2013

Gotta pay for quality, OP. Gotta pay for quality!

by Anonymousreply 7906/29/2013

Jack in the Box is considered and upscale fast food in Louisiana. We go there when we have extra money and want to celebrate something special. I'm sorry, but this is true. I'll go and kill myself now. Thank you for taking your time to read this.

by Anonymousreply 8006/29/2013

Arby's is fancy

by Anonymousreply 8107/07/2013

Those Mocha shakes are awesome!

by Anonymousreply 8207/25/2013

Gay people should not be eating at fast food places--for God's sakes, we have an image to uphold!!!

Learn to cook.

by Anonymousreply 8307/25/2013

So about this obesity thing......

by Anonymousreply 8407/25/2013

Moreso than any other fast-food chain, Arby's customers are heavy users of coupons. They put a flyer into the newspaper every week, with prices for just about any kind of sandwich or combo that cuts a good 30% or more off the price. I think most people who go there use the coupons. If you choose not to go for the coupons, you get to subsidize those who do.

by Anonymousreply 8507/25/2013

For all the healthies and veggies-only eaters around, can't some enterprising soul create a tasty fast-food, relatively chemical-free alternative for the mass market? These prices for such poor quality is outrageous.

by Anonymousreply 8607/25/2013

lol

by Anonymousreply 8707/30/2013

Me gusta Arby's!

by Anonymousreply 8808/15/2013

Downton Arby's

by Anonymousreply 8908/15/2013

I'm sure there are hundreds of Dataloungers who are with Arby's corporate headquarters, OP.

by Anonymousreply 9008/15/2013

I don't know why everyone is being so snobby. Arby's is a fine dining experience with delicious, wholesome food, friendly counter help and spotless bathrooms.

by Anonymousreply 9108/15/2013

Fashioning meat out of all those horse butchering and beef scraps to then slice is not cheap.

by Anonymousreply 9208/15/2013

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by Anonymousreply 9309/30/2013

Arby's in Santa Monica just closed. It was the most expensive drive thru in the city, with a prime North Lincoln location. Way overpriced, especally since you could get the same sandwiches made to order at the deli section of any SM supermarket - ALL the Santa Monica supermarkets are upscale.

I really think the decline started when they got rid of their entire ArbyQ BBQ menu, and tried to be a sandwich store.

by Anonymousreply 9409/30/2013

There is one Arbys here, though not very convenient. I've been tempted to try them as their food looks pretty good in the ads.

Than again, I could just go to Jack in the Box for an order of egg rolls and a chocolate shake I suppose ...

by Anonymousreply 9509/30/2013

I tried this place in LA a few weeks ago. Sooooo good!

by Anonymousreply 9712/15/2013

Arby's beef is awful. I am not sure what parts of the cow are used for their roast beef sandwiches, but that stuff gave me diarrhea any time I ate a sandwich. Their processed beef has to contain a lot of oddball beef parts. I ate a sandwich about 10 years ago (I was traveling and an Arby's was the only restaurant where I had to stop to fuel up. I got so sick within an hour of eating it. I should have known better, I had a sandwich a few years before that and it had the same effect on me.

by Anonymousreply 9812/15/2013

Has anybody tried their brisket yet?

by Anonymousreply 9912/16/2013

It's garbage - not even real food.

And you get such a tiny amount of protein, it is not worth purchasing.

And also zero nutritional value.

You have to be a moron to eat it.

by Anonymousreply 10012/16/2013

It's not even real beef.

It's just odd body parts of a cow and crummy scraps died brown and packed with chemicals.

by Anonymousreply 10112/16/2013

You eat your turds too, OP? No difference between that and that Arby's shit.

by Anonymousreply 10212/16/2013

sorry, dyed brown, not died brown

by Anonymousreply 10312/16/2013

I am shocked at how fast they are expanding. Do people really like Arby's?

by Anonymousreply 10401/26/2015

The only fast food place I can get a Reuben with marble rye.

by Anonymousreply 10501/26/2015

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by Anonymousreply 10603/02/2015
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