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

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…

Arby's: Tattoo our branding on your body in exchange for... nothing

At what point does a terrible tattoo become a deal-breaker? Something racist or misogynist, sure, but what about just the truly juvenile and cringe-worthy? (I ask because I once saw a man at a music festival—his name was Chad—with “Chadillac” tattooed in the Cadillac script across his entire stomach.) If someone had,…

Arby’s/Buffalo Wild Wings merger fuels fever dreams of menu crossover

Arby’s recent acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings that created BDarb’s—sort of the liger of the food world, except with dipping sauce—is prompting eager speculation about menu crossovers. Consumers are especially jonesing for Arby’s curly fries at Buffalo Wild Wings. Despite demand, though, CEO Paul Brown says it’s not…

What fast food item was unfairly excluded from our top 10 list?

This week saw the launch of Supper Club, The A.V. Club’s new food section. Given the firestorm of debate that greeted food editor Kevin Pang’s list of the 10 best fast food items, we thought the following question only fair:

The A.V. Club climbed Arby’s Meat Mountain and gazed upon its wonder

In the world of fast food, the secret menu is a holy grail of sorts. There’s an allure to walking into a chain that has served millions—if not billions—and forking over cash for something that only a select few are, in theory, aware enough to order. The practice was first brought to prominence by the proliferation of…