Even though I had a homeless guy review their chicken salad sandwich I’m apparently still in the good graces of Arby’s, as I received an email from them last week offering to send me an Arby’s gift card if I wanted to try their new Angus Cool Deli Sandwich. I’ve never been one to turn down free food so I happily obliged.
The Angus Cool Deli sandwich (or whole grain wrap if you’re going the healthy route) consists of Angus beef (served cool as the name implies), lettuce, tomato, onions, Swiss cheese, banana peppers and pickles, as well as a vinaigrette dressing and some mayonnaise. I’m not a very big fan of pickles or banana peppers however, so I ordered my sandwich without them.
Taste wise I was pretty impressed with the sandwich. There’s only so much you can do with roast beef, so I give Arby’s a lot of credit for continually coming up with new sandwich ideas. Size wise I was WAY more impressed with the Angus Cool Deli Sandwich than I was with their Angus Three Cheese & Bacon Sub that they released earlier this year. Whereas that sandwich seemed extremely undersized for its $4.99 price tag the Angus Cool Deli Sandwich (which also costs $4.99) seemed huge in comparison.
In addition to hooking me up with free food, Arby’s was also nice enough so give me a $20 gift card to give away to one of you. Want to win? Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a winner at random a week from today. Have you tried the Angus Cool Deli Sandwich yet? If so, what did you think? The comment doesn’t even have to be about Arby’s. For example, you could tell me what size shoe you wear or which current popular song you wish you never had to hear again. I personally wear size ten and a half shoes and I can’t stand the Jennifer Lopez song “On The Floor.” I’m not sure what it is, but the way she pronounces “Africa” in that song really annoys me.
CTJuly 12, 2011 at 10:37 am (12 years ago)
I love banana peppers. Even more than just plain bananas or peppers.
BillJuly 12, 2011 at 10:40 am (12 years ago)
That Jennifer Lopez song is the worst!
SammiJuly 12, 2011 at 10:44 am (12 years ago)
I love Roast Beef! n wear size 8 flip flops 🙂
Sarah ZubarikJuly 12, 2011 at 10:48 am (12 years ago)
Haven’t tried the sandwich yet, but I’m a huge fan of Arby’s and love its beef n’ cheddar sandwich. Throw some curly fries on the side and I’m a happy girl. I’ll have to give this one a try.
ChristinaJuly 12, 2011 at 10:52 am (12 years ago)
Oh man, I love arby’s, but the one that was within reasonable driving distance from my house was turned into a Nathan’s… The only arby’s remaining in my area is a 35min drive. Totally worth making the trip though, especially since that new sandwich looks pretty beefy!
TFMTJuly 12, 2011 at 11:06 am (12 years ago)
That sandwich kinda looks like a giant horse vagina. Or maybe sliced dachshund skin on a roll. I can’t decide which one it looks like more, but I sure hope I randomly win the gift card so I can try one some day!!
MaltyDogJuly 12, 2011 at 11:08 am (12 years ago)
There is one Arby’s that i know of in the delco area, and i’m pretty sure i’m their only customer.
AliciaJuly 12, 2011 at 11:11 am (12 years ago)
I tried the wrap version of this yesterday and thought it was great.
MickeyJuly 12, 2011 at 11:12 am (12 years ago)
I don’t know that J-lo song, I do like Abry’s but mostly I like you blog. It makes me happy when I see a new post. It makes me sad when there is no new post.
Heather GJuly 12, 2011 at 11:13 am (12 years ago)
I was just diggin on their turkey ranch sammich the other day. Not bad. Could use their liquified cheese sauce tho.
MaryJuly 12, 2011 at 11:32 am (12 years ago)
I haven’t tried the sandwich yet, but would love to. It looks yummy and no I don’t care much for Jennifer Lopez’s music and I wear a size 7.5 shoe.
RebeccaJuly 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm (12 years ago)
I have big feet â€“ that would be an impressive statement if I were a guy.
MarkJuly 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm (12 years ago)
This sandwich looks awesome. I’ll have to give it a try even if I don’t win the gift card! (although winning a $20 Arby’s gift card would be pretty sweet)
AdrianJuly 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm (12 years ago)
I’ll have to make mine w/o mayo… I wonder if they have spicy mustard like a dijon…
anthonyJuly 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm (12 years ago)
EricaJuly 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm (12 years ago)
I change the channel when any song by Bruno Mars comes on.
TonyJuly 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm (12 years ago)
I have seen that sandwich advertised…might have to get one now that I hear they are good.
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JOHN RYAN DUNNJuly 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm (12 years ago)
i wanna try this sooo bad
WillJuly 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm (12 years ago)
I too was disappointed with the Angus Three Cheese and Bacon, but this new one actually looks really good.
Zombie CupcakesJuly 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm (12 years ago)
Chuck Mangione stole my gosh darn curly fries last time I went to Arby’s!
Caitlin KincannonJuly 13, 2011 at 12:39 am (12 years ago)
That looks delicious!
To follow up, I cannot stand this song/commercial…
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Zachary Jacob ZblewskiJuly 13, 2011 at 1:53 am (12 years ago)
I haven’t had a chance to try the Cool Angus yet, but I’d love to. Extra banana peppers for me!
JenJuly 13, 2011 at 2:14 am (12 years ago)
You got curly fries WITHOUT cheese sauce? Lame.
FiddlesticksJuly 13, 2011 at 2:16 am (12 years ago)
That sandwich is big! Definitely want!
JulieJuly 13, 2011 at 10:38 am (12 years ago)
I am sooo hungry right now and THAT did not help. But, on to greener pastures- have you seen my baseball?
iheartfoodJuly 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm (12 years ago)
Who loves Arby’s? I do! I do!
RobertJuly 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm (12 years ago)
Totally agree with you on all counts about the size and value of the sandwiches. I thought the earlier 3 cheese bacon angus thing was puny also.
AbbyJuly 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm (12 years ago)
I also hate the was JLo says Afreeka. Makes me twitchy. But I do like Arby’s.
Jenny LoveridgeJuly 15, 2011 at 11:45 am (12 years ago)
Looks good! My feet are huge, btw, so I am refraining from mentioning my actual shoe size.
MelissaJuly 16, 2011 at 7:51 am (12 years ago)
I’ve only ever eaten at Arby’s once, and I had horrible service.
I’m getting pretty tired of TGIF by Katy Perry, and I have average-sized feet.
DaveJuly 16, 2011 at 7:54 am (12 years ago)
Size 12 shoes and I love me some of J’Lo’s Taco Flavored Kisses!!
Echo710July 16, 2011 at 8:03 am (12 years ago)
I like banana peppers.
I also like free food.
ManaveeJuly 16, 2011 at 10:02 am (12 years ago)
MikeJuly 16, 2011 at 11:06 am (12 years ago)
I like arbys and that looks pretty good
Ashley JJuly 16, 2011 at 11:49 am (12 years ago)
JasonJuly 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm (12 years ago)
I dont care for pickles on my sandwiches either but forgot to not ask for them and they are actually diced small with the banana peppers so it was a good addition!
NickJuly 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm (12 years ago)
I wear a size 10 shoe=]
MattJuly 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm (12 years ago)
Is it bad that I don’t even know what size shoe I wear?
AlanaJuly 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm (12 years ago)
mmmmm…I’m 8 months pregnant and just reading about Arby’s excited my daughter 🙂
Craig LJuly 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm (12 years ago)
I grew up (a LONG time ago) frequently going to Arby’s with my folks. It was obviously not REAL Roast Beef, but as good a simulation as Buddig’s supermarket deli slices. And the Cheddar on the Beef and Cheddar? It’s Nacho Sauce with the peppers surgically removed! Still, Horsey Sauce was my favorite way to consume horseradish until Fake Wasabi came along. When Arby’s started offering Angus Beef sandwiches, I had my doubts… but then I’ve had doubts about the special-ness of Angus Beef ever since Jack in the Box did its infamous comparison commercial hinting at an Angus/Anus connection. Haven’t been able to look at “Angus Third Pounder” on the McD’s menuboard since. Still, I wouldn’t turn down an Arby’s freebie.
neil blockJuly 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm (12 years ago)
Arbys – its good mood food
Adam from GrubGradeJuly 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm (12 years ago)
A 20 dollar Arby’s gift card…that’s like, 20 value curley fry order. I like.
Chris SiroisJuly 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm (12 years ago)
I hope I get randomly picked to win this card. I haven’t had Arby’s in years.
T. YeeJuly 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm (12 years ago)
I have an eternally hungry boyfriend, and no cooking skills. I bet he’d be really happy to hear I won him a couple meals. Also, I want an excuse to eat an Arby’s apple turnover.
Justin GoffJuly 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm (12 years ago)
I haven’t eaten at Arbys in years, but would go back if I had a gift card.
MarcJuly 18, 2011 at 10:34 am (12 years ago)
Mmm, Arby’s French Dip.
ThistleJuly 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm (12 years ago)
I’d happily eat your pickles for you! Mmm.
JennieJuly 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm (12 years ago)
We live in a “developing neighborhood” and the Arby’s there is the only fast-food restaurant not entirely bent on ruining their parent company’s reputation. The less said about our closest McDonald’s, the better. *Shudder*
CynJuly 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm (12 years ago)
I’d love to get $20 worth of beefy goodness!
EliseJuly 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm (12 years ago)
Gimme all your Arby’s money!
BTW I wear size 8 shoes and Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” is really stupid and annoying and so much worse than any of her other music.
ChristinaJuly 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm (12 years ago)
^ winning! Yay for Arby’s giftcards! Thanks Nick! Your blog rocks =)
Julie LJuly 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm (12 years ago)
Love their curly fries but don’t like the jamocha shakes
SLJuly 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm (12 years ago)
I’ve never had Arby’s! I want to try it! 😀
hollyJuly 20, 2011 at 12:07 am (12 years ago)
When we were little, our mom would spank us with wooden spoons. My brother and I did something one day to get in trouble so we broke all of her spoons. She pulled out 1 broken spoon after another and finally realized we had done something so we broke them in a pre-emptive strike.
Carol GreenJuly 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm (12 years ago)
You made the cool deli sound great…I’m going to try it!
JimAugust 12, 2011 at 12:00 am (12 years ago)
I tried this sandwich yesterday and i am hooked.I always never liked Arbys but now its my favorite fast food.I actually had to have another one of these today.If you havent tried this badboy yet GO DO it lol
Jessica waggSeptember 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm (12 years ago)