Arby's will debut sous vide duck sandwich—to locations near ducks

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Credit where credit is due: Arby’s in recent years has turned to sandwiches with “exotic-to-Americans” meats, not because it’s popular to the masses, but because they have the meats and couldn’t give two shits if you object. Who would roll out a venison sandwich nationwide, much less an elk sandwich? What’s next? A Rocky Mountain Oyster sandwich? Because Arby’s sure has balls.


Now comes news that Arby’s will start serving a seared duck sandwich starting this Saturday, Oct. 20. According to a press release, the duck breast is cooked sous vide (!!!), with crispy onions and a smoked cherry sauce. Here’s the asterisk: It’s available only in 16 locations, at Arby’s “within markets in the four ‘waterfowl migration flyways’ across the country (Atlantic, Central, Mississippi and Pacific).” If you’re in a town like Chico, California, or Happy Valley, Oregon, or Kalispell, Montana, where supposedly duck hunting is a thing, you’re in luck!

If you’re in Chicago, Illinois, where Canadian geese enjoy crapping on my car, the Arby’s duck sandwich will have to wait another day.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

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Canadian geese are the goddamned worst. When can we make sandwiches out of them?