Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Arby's

I went to Arby's for dinner. They used to have the Regular roast beef sandwich, and the Giant roast beef sandwich. (There was also a Super, but that was just a Giant with lettuce and crap.) Now they have Regular, Medium, and Large. Let's repeat that. There's Regular, and then Medium, which is not the same as Regular, and then Large. "Regular" is the old regular, and "Medium" is the old giant. Large is even bigger. Then, underneath those, they have the labels "big," "bigger," and "biggest," respectively. So, the regular, which used to be called regular, is big, the medium, which used to be called giant, is bigger, and then large, which has no preexisting counterpart, is biggest. Okay, that's clear. But their wrappers still call them by their old names. So, today, I purchased a medium roast beef sandwich, labeled "bigger" on the menu. Not to be confused with a regular roast beef sandwich, of course. It came in a wrapper that said "giant," which is what the cashier called it, even though "giant" was nowhere on the menu.

Good Lord. And people compare about Microsoft's naming. It should have just been Arby's Roast Beef-Based Lunch or Dinner Sandwich 2006 Ultimate À-la-Carte Edition.

And then the cashier damned me to Hell. No, really! He damned me to the depths of Hell. He asked if my officemate or I wanted any ketchup, horsey sauce, Arby's sauce, honey mustard, or barbecue sauce, and we both said no. Then he said, "Well then damn you... damn you both to Hell. Have a great evening!"

8 comments:

Kerjo said...

Whoa, I ate there tonight, too. Only I ordered two regular roast beef sandwiches and got two regular roast beef sandwiches, but with cheddar. Is that normal? The wrapper said "Arby's Melt". Has this always existed?

Travis said...

Eating four roast beef sandwiches in one meal is not normal. The horrible ones with cheddar cheese have existed at least since I was pretty young.

McWorker said...

Did it look like they had pretty new menus? A lot of times they'll change the menu and you have to use all of your old wrappers before you can use the new ones.

Kerjo said...

Yeah, the cheddar sauce belongs in a little cup for my curly fries to swim in...I always wondered what it would be like on my sandwiches, but I think I like them better without.

Steven said...

I love Arby's, but it always gives me stomach ache afterwards.

Travis said...

Yes, they were the old wrappers, with a new (maybe a month or two old) menu. Presumably they'll get new wrappers once these run out. I did work at Burger King for many months, after all. :)

Luke said...

Have your Arby's converted to the self-ordering, overly animated kiosks that we have here?

Travis said...

No. Though I've only ever seen the one here: the one near the Microsoft campus.