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.
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.