Arby's venison sandwich will be available at all MI locations this month

Andrew Cummings
October 12, 2017

Early response to the upcoming sandwiches online seemed positive, though the 2016 offer did generate detractors who vowed to boycott Arby's.

According to USA Today, venison sandwiches will be back on the menu in all 3,300 restaurants in the US starting Saturday, October 21. The venison is marinated in garlic, salt and pepper and then sous-vide for three hours to juicy, tender perfection.

The sandwich will be thick cut venison steak, topped with crispy onions and a berry sauce. This year, it is expected to be in all Arby's locations on October 21 until supplies run out.

The nationwide rollout comes after Arby's first sold it in 17 locations - majority located in popular deer-hunting hot spots like Wisconsin, Tennessee and rural Pennsylvania - last fall.

In addition to the nationwide venison sandwich, Arby's is offering a limited edition elk sandwich at three restaurants in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

The sandwiches will only be available on a first come first serve basis and once they're gone, they won't be coming back anytime soon.

The fast food chain announced Wednesday that it will be selling its popular venison sandwich at all 3,300 restaurants nationwide starting on October 21 after having released it in five states past year.

Deer isn't exactly a widely-consumed meat in the US outside of hunting areas, and Arby's is the first fast-food chain to offer it at a national level.

The sandwich is targeting "hunters and meat enthusiasts" according to the release.

The elk sandwich, sold in states where elk hunting is big, will be similar, topped with a blackberry port wine sauce. That special meal will also be available on the same day the chain releases the venison sandwich.

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