Jul 12, 2011

Review: Arby's - Angus Cool Deli Sandwich

Arby's Angus Cool Deli Sandwich which is basically your classic cold deli sub and is filled with thin-sliced Angus beef, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, Swiss cheese, mayo, vinaigrette, banana peppers, and pickles on a toasted sub bun.

I picked up my Angus Cool Deli Sandwich for $4.99 (courtesy of an Arby's-provided gift card) but it can also be had as a whole grain wrap.

My Angus beef seemed a tender medium rare, I actually thought it might have been raw for a moment. It was more subtly seasoned than Arby's trademark roast beef and is sliced a little thicker. Both pluses in my book. There was a generous amount of Angus beef for beefy goodness in every bite. The veggies were fresh and crisp and my local Arby's always toasts the bun real well. The bun has a little more character and texture than the standard fast food fare. The vinaigrette was a nice touch.
What I didn't like was how my sandwich was inexplicably missing its tomatoes; I would have really liked them. The banana peppers (and banana peppers in general) were indistinguishable from the pickles; both were sour and added some crunch to the sandwich. I also didn't care for the Swiss cheese which felt and tasted a bit fake to me.

Still, I enjoyed Arby's Angus Cool Deli Sandwich for its flavorful Angus and balanced blend of cool sandwich ingredients. It's a step up from say, Subway, although it's definitely smaller than a $5 Footlong.

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Nutritional Info - Arby's Angus Cool Deli Sandwich (340g)
Calories - 640 (from Fat - 310)
Fat - 35g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 1760mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 37g


  1. The issue with the "raw" beef. Little secret (which may not be a secret, I don't know) is its pre-cooked before its even sent to the resturants. The angus beef (nor the chicken or turkey) NEVER even goes in the oven at the resturants. The actual roast beef, on the other hand, is infact roasted at the store in the ovens.

  2. I had this for dinner tonight, influenced by positive internet reviews.  My bread looked nothing like yours.  It was dense and spongy and gross.  It was swimming in crap-grade mayo and all I could taste was that and a stupid amount of oregano (I guess that is the secret ingredient to vinaigrette).  Really, just puke soup on a bun.  I guess it is a matter of franchises and quality control.  I was sad. sad sad sad.  But my cats were happy. I'm not hungry enough that I could eat Arby's again.

  3. That looks pretty good for 5 bucks.

  4. I'd take quality to quantity any day, and I live their Angus roast beef and the rolls. Looks like a deal, although there is a lot going on. Is mayo and a vinigerette really needed? Looks like it just adds uneccesary cals? Anyways, super jelouse Arby's is hooking you up with these gift cards. I'd live there if they didn't close each night!

  5. Yeah, it's pretty good stuff! You could probably safely forgo the mayo but I like the flavor the vinaigrette imparts.

    But yes, be jealous of my Arby's gift cards! Haha.

  6. BTW, Arby's also gave me one gift card to give away so you can try your luck versus the random number generator. I should have the post up later today.

  7. I bought my husband one of these angus sandwiches from Arby's and found it was too rare for him. It was bright red and he felt it would move anytime. ARby's need to cook their meat more for the average customer. I prefer my meat very well done and will never try one of these sandwiches as long as they are undercooked.


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