In October, a marketing representative from Arby’s restaurant asked if my family would like to sample their new kid’s meals.
This was the response on the part of my kids:
They had never been to an Arby’s, only because we have fallen into a nasty McHabit when it comes to eating at fast-food establishments.
(I blame those dollar cheeseburgers.)
Yet, when I read the email that Liz from Arby’s sent me, and saw that The Arby’s Foundation is contributing a minimum of $1 million to the No Kid Hungry Campaign…
…and that they are using the profits from their kids’ meals to do so…
…I decided we needed to expand our palettes.
The verdict? Arby’s goals are excellent but their kids’ meals, just so-so.
I’m sorry, Arby’s!
I like that they’ve introduced low-fat options, but my kids barely touched the turkey sandwich. They are used to the soft, squishy buns at that other place, I’m afraid, and the bun that came with the turkey sandwich was hard and cold and not that appealing.
Neither did they like the dipping sauce that came with the apple slices. Cate said that it tasted like “strawberry-yogurt-flavored medicine” and the rest of the children just avoided it.
The curly fries, though, they found acceptable…and they thought the onion rings were awesome. (One order was not enough for our family. Enough said?)
I think that it all comes down to balance…balance and good flavor, of course. I will take my family back to Arby’s, but next time I’ll get them one of those juicy roast beef sandwiches.
Mmm…the ones that come with all that sauce.
(Note to self: Get extra napkins next time.)
(Note to my readers: the sandwiches do not actually come with the sauce. You have to add it yourself at the condiment stand.)
Now here’s the giveaway part: Liz was generous enough to send me three $10.00 gift cards. I used two for my family and that means I have…two for you. (One $10.00 gift card does not seem like enough, and so I’m tossing in another one just to thank you for playing.)
Plus Arby’s is offering a 99-cent kid’s meal coupon with the purchase an adult meal. Details are here.
Leave a comment answering the following question: French fries or apple slices? I’ll keep the comments open until 4 p.m. Wednesday (CST), and announce the winner on Wednesday evening.
Love you, Arby’s! Thank you for giving money to kids in need!