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Venison Steak Sandwiches Come to Arby’s

Venison Steak Sandwiches Come to Arby’s

Deer-eaters can eat venison without hunting it at Arby’s

Arby's is rolling out venison steak sandwiches made from free-range, grass-fed deer meat at select locations in six states.

Hunting season is about to start in many states, and Arby’s is celebrating by taking some of the work out of deer hunting and just putting venison sandwiches right on its menu. It’s a nice way to mark hunting season for people who don’t actually want to hunt.

According to USA Today, the sandwich in question is a thick-cut venison steak served topped with crispy fried onions and a sweet berry sauce. The whole thing is served on a toasted roll.

"Bringing venison to our menu also allows us to continue to set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to proteins," Arby’s chief marketing officer Rob Lynch said. "You simply can’t find this at other restaurant chains."

The venison comes from free-range, farmed deer that eat only grass, so the meat will taste like venison from deer killed in the wild. The sandwiches will be served starting in November at 17 Arby’s locations in Tennessee, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.


Arby's Takes Venison Sandwich Nationwide in Fast Food First [Video]

The chain best known for its roast beef will also be testing out an elk option in three locations.

Burgers and sandwiches built around unique meats are nothing new. Bison, boar and ostrich burgers have all found their way onto restaurant menus. Heck, you can walk into most locations of Bareburger and find things like elk, lamb, and duck patties all under one roof. But outside-of-the-box meats aren&apost necessarily what you&aposd expect to find at a major fast food chain. And yet, when it comes game meat, Arby&aposs is about to embark on a restaurant chain first, bringing a venison sandwich to every single Arby&aposs outlet across America.

The chain best known for its roast beef first tried out its limited-time-only Venison Sandwich last year, testing the unprecedented fast food item in five "hunting-centric" states. According to the company, those supplies sold out "within hours" and left many venison fans wondering when they could grab this gamey grub in their own neck of the woods. Well, on October 21, those who have been pining for a fast food deer meat option will want to make a break for Arby&aposs. The brand says it&aposs bringing the popular sandwich to every single Arby&aposs restaurant𠅋ut only while supplies last. "They are expected to go quickly," the chain adds.

"The positive response to our limited offering of venison last year was so widespread and passionate that we knew we had to find a way to offer it nationwide," Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Arby&aposs Restaurant Group, said in a statement. "On October 21, we want hunters and meat enthusiasts across the country to visit their local Arby&aposs and enjoy this amazing sandwich. It&aposs a perfect example of the level of innovation coming from our teams and our commitment to creating experiences that guests can only get at Arby&aposs."

And that&aposs not all: On the same date, Arby&aposs will also be testing out an Elk Sandwich in one location in each of "the popular elk hunting states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana."

But let&aposs not get ahead of ourselves: What&aposs the Venison Sandwich all about? Arby&aposs describes it as "a thick-cut venison steak" that "is marinated in garlic, salt, and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection." It&aposs then topped with crispy onions and "a Cabernet steak sauce infused with juniper berries" and served on a "toasted specialty roll." Meanwhile, if you&aposre lucky enough to score the Elk Sandwich, it swaps out the juniper berry sauce for a "blackberry port steak sauce." Whether you&aposre into unique meats or not—whether you&aposre into fast food fan or not—it all at least sounds pretty tasty.