October 31, 2012
As part of their revitalization efforts, Burger King has launched a new line of chicken sandwiches. It’s kind of hard to come up with a new spin on chicken sandwiches, particularly with McDonald’s offering a Chick-Fil-A style southern chicken sandwich nationwide. Indeed, most of BK’s new chicken sandwiches follow the basic chicken club recipe. One, however, does not: the Chicken Parmesan.
The Chicken Parmesan does things a little different. It’s a chicken breast (crispy or grilled, so obviously I went with crispy) topped with marinara sauce and melted Parmesan cheese. It’s simple, but it’s something new to fast food. There are so many variations on “cheddar bacon chicken ranch club” that doing another is unwise, and this is a nice alternative. The cheese and sauce are all perfectly fine, and the chicken breast patty is a nice size. It’s nowhere near the best sandwich I’ve had, but it’s a nice, vaguely Italian change of pace.
As a combo, Burger King’s Chicken Parmesan sandwich runs for around $6-7. It’s well worth the price. A couple of years ago, a sandwich like this might not have made waves, but in this fruit smoothie and snack wrap climate, an idea like this is nothing short of daring.
October 9, 2012
Turkey is generally a hard sell for me when I’m eating a sandwich at a restaurant. Deli-style sliced turkey is an even harder sell. It’s not my favorite meat, and I generally think that if I’m going to eat a turkey sandwich I may as well make it myself at home and save some money. I understand that turkey is a comparatively cheap, healthy option, but it doesn’t generally appeal to me outside of Thanksgiving. But I wanted to stop by Arby’s and see what was new, and I decided to give the flagship sandwich of their new Turkey Roasters line, the Grand Turkey Club, a shot.
It was surprisingly grand after all!! The hook of the Turkey Roasters is that they’re served hot, which is a nice step towards making a deli-sliced sandwich feel more like a proper meal. The Club is pretty standard, with bacon, swiss, tomato, lettuce and mayo on Arby’s wheat bun, but the high quality ingredients set it apart from the standard sub shop turkey sandwich, There’s not a whole lot to say beyond that; if you like turkey clubs, this is a great one.
The Grand Turkey Club has melted my hard heart towards sliced turkey sandwiches, at least the ones from Arby’s. It’s definitely worth picking up.