Arby's is testing a Double Down-style sandwich using their potato cakes (i.e. hash browns) as buns. The new sandwich is part of a value menu test they're calling the "Snack 'n Save" menu. The test has been underway since, at least, January in Evansville, Indiana.
The hash brown sandwich is called the Bacon Cheddar Potato Cake Melt and is simply built with two halves of a slice of cheddar cheese and thick-cut pepper bacon between two Potato Cakes.
The Snack 'n Save menu appears to be aimed at improving Arby's traffic during off-peak hours. Items on the menu range in price from $1 to $2.99 in a Wendy's-like move that goes beyond the $1 price point.
The new items all look pretty good, especially the hash brown sandwich. Let's hope the menu makes it out of the test.
Arby's declined to comment regarding the Snack 'n Save menu.