Arby’s has the meats (venison included)

Arby’s gave select sections of America a taste of its venison sandwich last October. This year, however, the fast-food chain is offering the sandwich to everyone, USA Today reports.

If you didn’t have a chance to try the venison sandwich last year, Arby’s is offering it in all 3,300 restaurants nationwide, the website reports. However, there is a catch … The sandwich will only be available on Saturday, October 21.

Due to the limited-time offer, Arby’s officials suggest you arrive early.

“If people are interested in trying the sandwich, the only way to guarantee they can get one is to get there when we open or a little before and make sure they are in line, just like the folks last year,” Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer Jim Taylor told USA Today.

Taylor told the news organization he’s worked with their New Zealand-based supplier to secure enough product for what he called “the biggest venison promotion in the world any restaurant” has done.

Arby’s has hunters?

No, but that would be cool. This isn’t your hunted-and-kill deer being served (because that would be illegal), but it is venison. The deer that produced the meat served comes from New Zealand-based farms, similar to how restaurants serve ducks and other wild game. Arby’s supplied venison, USA Today reports, is grass-fed and free-range.

The sandwich itself, for those whose mouths aren’t watering yet, features a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onion rings with a berry sauce, according to USA Today. It will be served on a toasted roll.

What about the elk sandwich?

That’s right. There are three lucky stores that will feature the new elk sandwich, as well. Similar to how Arby’s tested the venison sandwich last year, the chain will have elk sandwiches in three popular areas for elk hunting, according to USA Today.

Elk sandwiches will be available at:

  • 200 East 144th Ave.
    Thornton, Colorado 80023
  • 2607 CY Ave.
    Casper, Wyoming 82604
  • 2834 King Ave.
    Billings, Montana 59102

“We took a look at what hunters and wild game enthusiasts love to talk about eating, and elk was something that kept popping up, and we said, ‘This is another great tasting game meat we think our guests would enjoy,'” Taylor told USA Today.


What do you think about Arby’s bringing back the venison sandwich? Are you clearing your schedule to get a spot in line? Are you content eating your own venison? Comment below and let us know!

Featured image: Courtesy of Arby’s