The fast food spot that is synonymous with meat is offering an all vegetarian menu for one day only – February 29th.
That’s right, the people who brought the world the $10 Meat Mountain Sandwich, will serve a menu just for the non-meat eaters.
Basically, Arby’s will be serving you the same everyday sandwiches sans meat and, frankly and probably by design, the condiment-centric “vegetarian” sandwiches don’t sound that appetizing.
Selection of offerings include:
Loaded Italian Sandwich: Melted cheese, banana peppers, shredded lettuce, tomato and red onion, with red wine vinaigrette and garlic aioli on a toasted Italian style roll minus the thinly-sliced ham, succulent salami and delicious pepperoni that made this one of the most popular sandwich launches in Arby’s history.
Reuben Sandwich: Marbled rye bread filled with melty Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut and creamy Thousand Island dressing. Remove the freshly sliced, perfectly brined, cooked and tender enough to flake with a fork corned beef.
Crispy Fish Sandwich: Tartar sauce and shredded lettuce on a toasted sesame seed bun minus Arby’s wild-caught Alaskan Pollock crispy-fried to golden-brown perfection.
Angus Three Cheese & Bacon Sandwich: Swiss cheese, shredded Cheddar cheese and parmesan peppercorn ranch sauce without the succulent sliced Angus steak and thick cut pepper bacon.
Grand Turkey Club Sandwich: Melted Swiss cheese, crisp green lettuce, fresh red tomato and creamy mayo without Arby’s marinated and roasted until it’s tender and juicy turkey breast.
Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich: Peppercorn ranch sauce and Cheddar cheese sandwiched between two slices of honey wheat bread with tomato, onion and leaf lettuce minus Arby’s marinated and roasted until it’s tender and juicy turkey breast and thick-cut pepper bacon.
“At Arby’s, we’re proud of our meats, but we also understand that meat isn’t for everyone,” said Rob Lynch, Chief Marketing Officer and Brand President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “So we’ve decided to give vegetarians a reason to visit Arby’s on Leap Day by offering a one-day menu designed specifically for them. If it goes well, we’ll likely bring back the vegetarian menu on Feb. 29 each year.”
So if all goes well the next time that you can chow down on a Tartar sauce and shredded lettuce sandwich (Vegetarian Crispy Fish Sandwich) is Saturday, February 29th, 2020.
Bradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find him on Twitter at @bradfordhornsby.