Nov 15, 2010

Review: Arby's - Philly Beef Toasted Sub

Arby's Philly Beef Toasted Sub is basically a French Dip without the dip, but with the addition of grilled diced onions, mayo, and red and green bell peppers. The price for one is $3.89 but there's often a two for $5 coupon floating about.

I have to say, I was really surprised by how much of a difference in taste the onions and bell peppers make between the French Dip and the Philly Beef; they really add a bit more flavor to the mix. Of course, some people, like the Sister, don't care for the taste of bell peppers.
It may look slathered in mayo here, but it's actually congealed Swiss cheese. Not exactly a feast for the eyes, but it tasted fine. The bread was fairly soft despite the occasional burnt edges that promised some crunch but didn't deliver.
Whereas the French Dip felt a bit too plain even with the aus jus, the Philly Beef had just enough variety to keep it interesting. See if you can get a cup of aus jus on the side to really get the flavor popping.

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Nutritional Info - Arby's French Dip & Swiss Toasted Sub (254g)
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 25g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1490mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 28g


  1. I get that you want to disassociate it from philly, but these corporations are gonna make money wherever they can. It's good marketing to put "philly" into a steak sandwich like this.

  2. Saddest looking sandwich ever. They really need to disassociate this thing from Philly. Nothing at all like a cheesesteak. Swiss? Green peppers? Aioli spread? No way.


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