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#1 crotty99

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:07 PM

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:15 PM

We're gonna blow the lid off of these curly fries emails!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:19 PM

We're gonna blow the lid off of these curly fries emails!

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Aren't fries one of the cheapest things a fast food joint can make? Aren't you actually getting value more in a roast beef sandwich?

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:27 PM

damn. I'm hungry now.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

Aren't fries one of the cheapest things a fast food joint can make? Aren't you actually getting value more in a roast beef sandwich?


They make most of their profit on soda, I believe. Either way, though, I would imagine the Curly Fries are cheaper. I don't eat meat and have never redeemed one of those vouchers for anything be it Curly Fry or other; but I did notice they changed the promotion.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:39 PM

Curly Fries was last year.

This year is Roast Beef Sandwiches.

They make most of their profit on soda, I believe. Either way, though, I would imagine the Curly Fries are cheaper. I don't eat meat and have never redeemed one of those vouchers for anything be it Curly Fry or other; but I did notice they changed the promotion.


Soda is likely one of their top markups, but lets be serious. Arby's is a national fast food chain, they make profit on everything they sell.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:41 PM

Aren't fries one of the cheapest things a fast food joint can make? Aren't you actually getting value more in a roast beef sandwich?


If the roast beef sandwich is actually cheaper to make than the curly fries, I shudder to think what kind of cheap ingredients they use in the sandwich.

I hate changes like this as much as the next person, but oh well, whatever. I never went in for the free curly fries either, but I love hearing Mickey yell about it. I bet he still will regardless.

Maybe that's why they changed. The idea of the promo was to get people in the restaurant so they buy the whole lunch to go with their curly fries. Perhaps they think more people will go in for a free sandwich rather than just fries.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:49 PM

I understand last year was curly fries, but wasn't it a roast beef sandwich the previous year? Or was that just for the Tigers?
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:50 PM

Perhaps they think more people will go in for a free sandwich rather than just fries.



so true. I agree that the curly fry line sounds better but I'm not about to drive across town for a fry.. I mean I probably won't for a sandwich either but I would be much more apt to.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

Curly Fries was last year.

This year is (regular size) Roast Beef Sandwiches.

Actually it's the Junior Roast Beef, which is only $1 on the menu.

I know last year, if you went in and just ordered the curly fries for free, they gave you a smaller size. But if you ordered more food they gave you the next size up.

I understand last year was curly fries, but wasn't it a roast beef sandwich the previous year? Or was that just for the Tigers?

It was a sandwich (Regular size) the year before and I don't think anyone got a hat trick that year.

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#11 Travis

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:55 PM

Soda is likely one of their top markups, but lets be serious. Arby's is a national fast food chain, they make profit on everything they sell.


Yeah, for sure. I suppose I should've phrased that better.

If the roast beef sandwich is actually cheaper to make than the curly fries, I shudder to think what kind of cheap ingredients they use in the sandwich.


I heard somewhere that their 'roast beef' is actually some dehydrated imitation. Could have easily been an exaggeration or hearsay, though.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, for sure. I suppose I should've phrased that better.



I heard somewhere that their 'roast beef' is actually some dehydrated imitation. Could have easily been an exaggeration or hearsay, though.


I think the beef is cooked on a vertical spit, kind of like how restaurants do shawarma or gyro meat. Not sure what happens processing wise between the hoof and the restaurant, though.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:22 PM

I think the beef is cooked on a vertical spit, kind of like how restaurants do shawarma or gyro meat. Not sure what happens processing wise between the hoof and the restaurant, though.


It's likely a combination of less popular beef cuts, mechanically stripped beef, and filler formed into a large roast using seaweed binders to make it look like one piece. Sorta like gyro meat, just different makeup.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:29 PM

It's likely a combination of less popular beef cuts, mechanically stripped beef, and filler formed into a large roast using seaweed binders to make it look like one piece. Sorta like gyro meat, just different makeup.


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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:37 PM

Soda is likely one of their top markups, but lets be serious. Arby's is a national fast food chain, they make profit on everything they sell.

Right. Food has the highest markup by far. It starts at 100% on some items, and ends at 500% on soda and coffee.

I don't know if it's going on in Michigan too, but here in Ontario McDonalds is giving away free coffee, all day, for two weeks, which I think is brilliant! They're probably only losing pennies a cup. Also how many people will just get a coffee? Anyone who gets a free coffee, will buy something else, even it's $1 or $2.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:23 PM

Damn this thread. Now I'm going to have to get dressed, find an Arby's and order some damn curly fries.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:41 PM

pretty sure it's a junior roast beef sandwich not a regular



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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:34 PM

I don't know if it's going on in Michigan too, but here in Ontario McDonalds is giving away free coffee, all day, for two weeks, which I think is brilliant! They're probably only losing pennies a cup. Also how many people will just get a coffee? Anyone who gets a free coffee, will buy something else, even it's $1 or $2.

Here in Michigan, Burger King is doing a similar promotion with coffee. Free coffee every Friday morning during November. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I know the markup is huge on beverages and it's all about dangling the carrot to get the people in the doors/drive-thru.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:50 PM

After seeing how McDonald's made their McChicken, I avoid fast food chains now. I mean, I knew the food was processed but didn't quite understand the actual "process", so I didn't think anything of it. I will say I do crave KFC's mac and cheese and Arby's curly fries every now and then though, God that stuff is good.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 07:16 PM

When Z got his hat trick I went to the one by Great Lakes Crossing and they looked at me like I was some kind of psycho. "What's a hat trick?"

No lie - they had to call the manager over and she said she didn't know anything about the offer. I had to argue just to get them, and as she handed them over she told me they wouldn't be doing it anymore. f*** Arbys.





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