What’s the verdict on Arby’s new Rib Sandwich and Chicken Nuggets?
While restaurants have been putting out new chicken nuggets and others getting ready to re-release popular items like the McRib is making sure not to get left out of the fold.
Recently, they released their new premium chicken nuggets and on Monday, Oct. 4, they go nationwide with the Real Country Style Rib Sandwich.
Let’s start off with the nuggets. With chicken tenders already on the menu, it only made sense to add nuggets. They are advertised as 100% chicken breast and now part of their “2 for $6” promotion. I went ahead and purchased a 9-piece nugget for me and my daughter.
After pouring the nuggets out, they were not uniform. They came in varying sizes, shapes and appearances.
Each nugget, had a thick, crispy layer of breading, but underneath was the advertised 100% chicken breast. It’s worth noting, the bigger nuggets had less breading while the smaller pieces had much more on it.
For the most part, the chicken nuggets were good-size and larger than much of the competition.
Taste-wise, there wasn’t much to it; no seasoning or anything added on. They were, for the most part, bland. The best part was that the nuggets were filling and I found myself getting full after around six of them. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything special to it. In the end, I ended up drowning each nugget in their spicy three pepper sauce which is my favorite of the Arby’s sauces. Once I started using the sauces, it was a much more enjoyable experience.
Then there’s the Real Country Style Rib Sandwich. It goes live on Monday, Oct. 4 and available at $5.99 for the sandwich or $8.79 for the meal. It’s likely a shot at the McDonald’s McRib that goes nationwide on Nov. 1.
Arby’s sourced the ribs from the East Texas smokehouse Sadler’s. In contrast to the McRib, Arby’s says it’s using real ribs. The sandwich features that meat topped with melted Gouda, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, and mayo on a toasted bun.
The rib sandwich was a million times better than the chicken nuggets. While I wouldn’t compare it to a McRib, I did enjoy the rib sandwich. It’s not as good as a locally made rib sandwich that you can find around town. But as far as fast food sandwiches go, the meat was decently tender with the mayo, melted Gouda and BBQ sauce adding a lot more pizzazz to the sandwich. The toasted bun was also a nice addition that held everything together well.
After finishing it, I sat there and thought to myself, “Hey, that was a pretty good sandwich.” I really have no complaints about it. Rib sandwiches aren’t something I often order, so I’m not certain if I’d go out of my way to get one again. But if I ever find myself at Arby’s again, it’d be something I’d strongly consider.
Arby’s Is Releasing a New Rib Sandwich
It’s been a bit since Arby’s cooked up a slice of surprising meat—at least, for a fast food restaurant—like venison or pork belly. Still, it continues to prove it has the meats.
Its newest sandwich isn’t a shot at the McRib, but it might vulture a few McRib fans. Arby’s has announced the launch of the Real Country Style Rib Sandwich, which will be available nationwide starting on Monday, October 4. However, some people on social media have pointed out that it has hit their local Arby’s a little earlier than expected. From the images released so far, it does not appear to be a slab of meat shaped into ribs but actual rib meat.
The roast beef palace is sourcing the ribs from the East Texas smokehouse Sadler’s. It is even releasing a limited edition set of “smoked sweats,” consisting of BBQ-colored sweatpants and a sweatshirt that have been smoked, to celebrate the partnership. The pork rib meat is also smoked. In fact, it’s smoked for more than eight hours “over real hickory wood,” the company says. The sandwich features that meat topped with melted gouda, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, and mayo on a toasted bun.
Like the McRib, it’ll only be around for a little while, so be sure to get it before the end of October.
Arby’s Is Cooking up a Limited-Edition Real Country Style Rib Sandwich
To celebrate the arrival of the colder season, Arby’s is now cooking up a Real Country Style Rib Sandwich for a limited time.
Separating itself from what the restaurant calls sandwiches using “restructured boneless port patty,” Arby’s has partnered up with the East Texas-based Sadler’s Smokehouse to source quality pork rib meat that’s smoked for over eight ours atop real hickory wood. The delicacy takes the center stage for a heartwarming sandwich that also incorporates crispy onions and smoky barbecue sauce which are topped off with a layer of melted Gouda.
For those interested, the new rib sandwich is now available at Arby’s locations nationwide.
Elsewhere in food and drinks, Krispy Kreme is introducing new cinnamon rolls.