Arby’s is known for testing out different sandwiches, and the fast-food chain’s newest creation — a venison sandwich —is marketed just for hunters in some of the U.S. heaviest deer hunting areas.
According to a press release, the new sandwich features a thick cut of venison steak and crispy onions with a berry sauce on a toasted roll, USA Today reports. Rob Lynch, Arby’s Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer, said the meat is “100 percent deer meat,” with premium cut top and bottom round steaks from the hind quarter.
“Bringing venison to our menu also allows us to continue to set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to proteins,” he said, according to USA Today. “You simply can’t find this at other restaurant chains.”
Lynch told USA Today the sandwich is part of Arby’s “It’s Meats Season” campaign. The sole purpose of the campaign is to celebrate the start of hunting season.
One letdown, however, is the sandwich will be available at only 17 locations nationwide and for a very limited time (listed below). USA Today reports the company picked Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Georgia as states to serve the sandwich due to heavy deer hunting areas.
Lynch told USA Today the meat comes from free-range farmed deer that freed on fresh grass. He added he’s confident “deer hunters are going to love this sandwich.”
Do you plan on trying Arby’s venison sandwich? Do you think it’ll be delicious or a bust?
Available Oct. 31-Nov. 3:
2044 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. , Nashville, Tennessee
Available Nov. 4-6:
3821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wisconsin
1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota
704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minnesota
348 Lincoln Ave. SE, St. Cloud, Minnesota
3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minnesota
4415 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Available Nov. 12-14:
4229 W Vienna Rd., Clio, Michigan
4040 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs, Michigan
1215 M 89, Plainwell, Michigan
8685 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run, Michigan
Available Nov. 25-27:
5205 Library Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
4260 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue, Pennsylvania
16 Towne Center Drive, Leechburg, Pennsylvania
2539 W State St., New Castle, Pennsylvania
2648 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania
3224 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania