Over a decade ago Arby’s fast food restaurant expanded their menu to include selections other than the roast beef sandwich of dubious origin and process. This selection of fresh, made to order offerings are collectively known as the Market Fresh Sandwiches. Over the years there has been a few new sandwiches offered, with some being failures, others being promoted seasonally and then some sandwiches such as the Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon in my opinion that have been a success.
There are times when I am on the road for work and there is neither a selection of restaurants in which to choose, I am burnt out on cheeseburgers or there is just not enough time. It is in this scenario that I look for an Arby’s. Not only do I know that I can order a sandwich that is made fresh, does not claim to be anything else but a simple sandwich (Subway…Pay Attention) and in the case of the Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon, I have first-hand knowledge on how the turkey breast is made into the deli meat. Simply said, the steps that are used to transform the turkey breast into the deli meat are simple, with minimal handling and the process keeps the turkey breast intact. Of all the possible meat selections in a fast food restaurant, there are few other selections that are better processed.
Personally I think that the honey wheat bread that Arby’s use for their Market Fresh Sandwiches is too thick and too sweet, but I understand that they are trying to cheaply satisfy my hunger. No different than gorging on free tortilla chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant. Aside from the bread, the rest of the sandwich is as about a good as it gets for a fresh made sandwich in a fast food restaurant. The portion of shaved turkey breast is generous and combined with the bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, lettuce and red onion makes for a flavorful alternative to most options available in a fast food restaurant.
I will admit, if I did not travel continuously, I would probably never eat at a fast food restaurant. However, I do travel for work and there are times when there are few options available. I have tried many of the Market Fresh Sandwiches from Arby’s and most of them fall well short of the intended result, but the Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich is consistently good.
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