With deer season fast approaching, Arby's has just laid out plans of its own on how to celebrate. The fast-food giant known for bringing "the meats" is bringing two more types to the table. Later this month, the company will bring both elk and venison sandwiches to locations across the U.S.
Starting on Saturday, Oct. 31, Arby's customers can pick up a venison sandwich at any of its 3,300 locations in America. However, their elk sandwiches will only be available in three Arby's locations in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
For those feeling down about the lack of elk in their area, there is some hope. Arby's had a similar test market for its venison last year. That test went so well that they opted to make venison sandwiches available for sale nationwide this time around.
But just because they aren't as elusive as elk doesn't mean that the venison will last. The chain's chief marketing advisor, Jim Taylor, was quick to point out that Arby's expects both sandwiches to sell out fast.
"If people are interested in trying the sandwich, the only way to guarantee they can get one is to get there when we open or a little before and make sure they are in line," he warns. "Just like the folks last year."
The sandwich includes a thick slice of venison steak, crispy onions and a berry sauce on a toasted bun. According to Taylor, Arby's choice of venison is a grass-fed and free-range New Zealand import. He calls this push the "biggest venison promotion in the world any restaurant" has ever made.
The elk sandwich has a similar build to the venison. However, it nixes the berries and instead features a blackberry port wine sauce on top. Elk sandwiches will be available at the following locations:
200 East 144th Ave., Thornton, Colo. 80023
2607 CY Ave., Casper, Wyo. 82604
2834 King Ave. W, Billings, Mont. 59102