Arby’s Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Review

By | September 5, 2016

buttlermilk buffalo chicken sandwich

There aren’t any Arby’s by my house. Living across from corn fields sure has its advantages but quick access to my favorite fast food is sorely lacking. I can’t just head down the road when I need some curly fries, I have to be in the mood when that cowboy hat’s fluorescent glow shines upon me.

Most recently, I found myself in the presence of an Arby’s as I was doing some world-class outlet shopping in Grove City, PA and feeling my energy depleting from carrying the endless bags of my lovely wife. I needed to replenish my resources, and I knew Arby’s was the place. But what to get?

Enter the Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. I didn’t realize that Arby’s needed a buttermilk buffalo chicken sandwich, and after the first bite, that thought was confirmed. We don’t need this sandwich. Does it make the world a worse place? No. But the world is not a better place for the sandwich being here.

So, how does it taste? Despite what I said before, the sandwich tastes pretty good. The chicken is crispy. The sauce is tangy enough to adorn any wing. That’s where it ends, though.  A standard bun, shredded lettuce, the chicken, and a “Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch Sauce” comprise this creation. The size was right as it filled me up without being too huge and impossible to eat, but it just falls short.

buttlermilk buffalo chicken sandwich

I don’t know what the solution should be: a better bun, some tomato slices, bleu cheese, a side of carrots. Something! C’mon Arby’s we deserve some innovation. Until then …

Consume.Review.Repeat. gives the Arby’s Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Sandwich 6.8 underwhelmed reviewers out of 10.


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3 thoughts on “Arby’s Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Review

  1. Dr. Ed

    I just tried the Buttermilk Buffalo Chicken sandwich from my local Cleveland Ohio Arby’s a few days ago. Mine came on an artisan style bun, unlike the regular bun you described yours came on. The smell was amazing, and it was visually appealing. That is all I can say in a positive manner about this sandwich. First bite had a gristly texture, which I despise. Second, third, and fourth and final bite were unlike any fast food chicken I have ever experienced. I promptly spit out each bite into napkins. The texture was similar to imitation crab or lobster meat. The rubbery, almost crunchy consistency of the chicken had no grain to it, and sort of rolled around the mouth in little springy cubes. I’m curious if this was just a bad piece of chicken, or Arby’s new version of chicken. I don’t know if this is pink slime chicken, but that was the first thing to cross my mind.


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