Sandwiches in Review: Arby’s Super Reuben

March 26, 2012

This year, Arby’s introduced a Reuben as a seasonal tie-in to St. Patrick’s Day.  You know, because it has corned beef on it.  Here’s the problem: the Reuben is a traditionally Jewish sandwich, not an Irish one.  It’s a common delicatessen offering, but there isn’t really anything Irish about it.  But hey, A for effort, at least.

I pity the fool who doesn't add turkey to his Reuben!!

The thing that makes this Reuben “super” is the addition of turkey.  I don’t think it helped or hurt very much one way or another, and I’m sure you get pretty much the same effect with their regular Reuben.  The Super Reuben was pretty good, as fast food Reubens go.  The corned beef was surprisingly thick cut, and the sauerkraut was of a higher quality than I’d expect from a chain restaurant.  Make no mistake, it’s still not on the level of most Coney Islands or delis, but if you need a quick Reuben fix, this is a pretty good option.

The Super Reuben runs for around $6-7 in a combo, which is a little pricey.  However, I believe the normal Reuben goes for about a dollar less, and is pretty much the same, unless you’re a die-hard turkey fan.  It’s worth checking out, if you’re in the mood.


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