Sandwiches in Review: Arby’s Philly Beef Toasted Sub

August 28, 2009

I discussed Arby’s major folly earlier on this blog, and I figured I owed it to them to review a sandwich which better displays their talent at crafting meals.  Arby’s is famous for their roast beef sandwiches, which as their motto states, are “delicious”, but I wanted to review something people may not have tried yet.  In addition to their classic menu, Arby’s serves Market Fresh sandwiches, which are deli style sandwiches, and Toasted Subs, which are made on a sub roll and toasted (obviously).

The Toasted Sub line.  The Philly Beef is the one on the lower right.

The Toasted Sub line. The Philly Beef is the one on the lower right.

 The sub I tried, the Philly Beef, is inspired by a favorite of mine, the Philly Cheesesteak.  It consists of Arby’s roast beef, Swiss (I think) cheese, red and green peppers, and mayo on a sub-type roll.  The roast beef is the same as any other Arby’s roast beef, which means it’s tasty and served in a good sized portion.  The cheese is decent, if unremarkable.  The peppers, which had been cooked, were soft, and while understated, added quite a bit to the sandwich, as did the addition of mayo.  The roll was a bit of a mouthful and seemed somewhat artificial, at least compared to the bread of Jimmy John’s or Subway, but didn’t really hurt the sandwich overall.  It was great, a nice change of pace from the usual fast food choices.  A small Toasted Sub combo is $5.79, which is slightly more expensive then the average meal but not ridiculously so.  I sprung for a medium, which with tax came to the ominous sum of $6.66.  All things considered, I would definitely recommend this sandwich, it shows Arby’s usual quality and variety quite well.


2 Responses to “Sandwiches in Review: Arby’s Philly Beef Toasted Sub”

  1. […] the experience.  All in all, the Steakhouse Sub was a worthwhile buy, not quite as good as their Philly Beef, but worth trying while it’s available. Posted by sandwichtalk Filed in Review […]

  2. […] out the three cheapest cheeses they could find.  The sauce and bacon are fine, but unlike the other subs, the roll isn’t toasted (or at least the one I had wasn’t, and I’m inclined […]

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