does arby’s have corned beef sandwiches

About the Sandwich

Marbled rye bread filled with freshly sliced corned beef, melty Swiss Cheese, tangy sauerkraut and creamy Thousand Island dressing. This is a Reuben sandwich inspired by the New York standard.

I gave up fast food for Lent this year. Then, about a week and a half into it I got an email from Arby’s letting me know that they were sending me a gift card so I could try one of their Reuben sandwiches. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted the sandwich, but I think that what I wanted even more was an excuse to eat fast food. After all, now that it was “work” related I HAD to eat at Arby’s!

A regular Reuben at Arby’s will run you $4.99, but for an extra dollar you can double the meat on your sandwich. Another option they offer — and the one that I took advantage of — is the half corned beef and half turkey Double-Stack Reuben. Seeing as how I’d already gone a full two weeks without fast food I figured I’d go all out.

Overall, the Reuben sandwich from Arby’s is pretty good. Here in Milwaukee I’d probably never choose it over a place like Jake’s Deli or Benji’s, but if I’m on my lunch break and don’t have tons of time I could definitely see myself stopping for another one at Arby’s.

If you’re looking to try an Arby’s Reuben for yourself they have a buy one, get one free coupon up on their website right now that lasts through Monday, so for a total of $4.99 you can get two sandwiches, which is a pretty great deal. Oh, and Arby’s? The next time you send me a gift card can you throw a little extra money on it to cover my curly fries and soda? I had to shell out for those on my own.

If you’re looking to try an Arby’s Reuben for yourself they have a buy one, get one free coupon up on their website right now that lasts through Monday, so for a total of $4.99 you can get two sandwiches, which is a pretty great deal. Oh, and Arby’s? The next time you send me a gift card can you throw a little extra money on it to cover my curly fries and soda? I had to shell out for those on my own.

I gave up fast food for Lent this year. Then, about a week and a half into it I got an email from Arby’s letting me know that they were sending me a gift card so I could try one of their Reuben sandwiches. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted the sandwich, but I think that what I wanted even more was an excuse to eat fast food. After all, now that it was “work” related I HAD to eat at Arby’s!

Overall, the Reuben sandwich from Arby’s is pretty good. Here in Milwaukee I’d probably never choose it over a place like Jake’s Deli or Benji’s, but if I’m on my lunch break and don’t have tons of time I could definitely see myself stopping for another one at Arby’s.

A regular Reuben at Arby’s will run you $4.99, but for an extra dollar you can double the meat on your sandwich. Another option they offer — and the one that I took advantage of — is the half corned beef and half turkey Double-Stack Reuben. Seeing as how I’d already gone a full two weeks without fast food I figured I’d go all out.

Some food is so good, it cant be bad. You may have heard the expression, “Theres no such thing as bad pizza.” The Reuben should be right up there with pizza. The sandwich — corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing (or sometimes Thousand Island) on grilled rye — manages to blend complex flavors perfectly (via Element 29 Deli). The Reuben even won an Academy Award of sorts for sandwiches, taking first place in the National Sandwich Contest in 1956 (via The New York Times). It would be hard to mess up a Reuben. Arbys appears up to the challenge.

The Reuben has been on Arbys menu since it was introduced in 2005 (via Business Wire). Strangely, the fast-food chains version of the deli classic has gotten good reviews ever since. A reviewer for the Houston Chronicle said he liked the Arbys Reuben while admitting it was not prepared the classic Reuben way. “Change is good,” the reviewer said. Dude Foods said the Arbys Reuben was “pretty good” and a worthy alternative to authentic deli sandwiches, but only if youre in a hurry. Joeys World Tour, a YouTube food-review channel, gave the sandwich an 8.5 out of 10, calling it “the perfect sandwich for St. Patricks Day.” But Joseph Hernandez of “World Tour” fame pretty much admitted in the video that hed never had a Reuben before.

Another thing: An authentic Reuben requires Russian dressing, not the Thousand Island found in the Arbys version. Some respectable Reuben recipes call for Thousand Island, but the original Reuben — a direct ancestor of the one that won the big award in 1956 — was made with Russian dressing. Russian distinguishes itself from Thousand Island with horseradish and Worcestershire sauce (via Eater), which better complement corned beef.

Our final quibble is with the price. While $4.99 for a Reuben at Arbys is cheaper than what a deli would charge you, its not fair to compare Arbys to the real thing (via Fast Food Menu Prices). Better to size up the Arbys Reuben against the chains other offerings. The Beef n Cheddar wont disappoint and costs only $3.99. If you really want a Reuben, find your nearest deli or diner.

Expert food critics aside, heres what Arbys gets wrong with its Reuben. First, its not greasy enough. The marbled rye is lightly toasted when it should be grilled with mayonnaise. Ask any sandwich architect: If youre going to heap on greasy, soggy ingredients like corned beef and sauerkraut, you need to bookend them with a firm, crisp bread (via A Little and a Lot). Arbys rye is thick and airy, the opposite of what the Reuben experience is meant to be.

About the Sandwich Marbled rye bread filled with freshly sliced corned beef, melty Swiss Cheese, tangy sauerkraut and creamy Thousand Island dressing. This is a Reuben sandwich inspired by the New York standard.

FAQ

Is Arby’s Reuben sandwich any good?

Another option they offer — and the one that I took advantage of — is the half corned beef and half turkey Double-Stack Reuben. Seeing as how I’d already gone a full two weeks without fast food I figured I’d go all out. Overall, the Reuben sandwich from Arby’s is pretty good.

Does Arby’s make pastrami sandwiches?

We all had the new smokey pastrami sandwich and all enjoyed it!

What is the name of the corned beef sandwich?

The Reuben sandwich is a North American grilled sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing or Thousand Island dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread.

How many calories in a Arby’s Reuben sandwich?

Arby’s Reuben (1 serving) contains 62g total carbs, 58g net carbs, 31g fat, 37g protein, and 680 calories.

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