Last year, I wrote about a simple taste test that Christy and I did that compared the chicken salad at Arby's to the chicken salad at Subway.
We weren't all that impressed with either sandwich. But we learned a lesson in the healthiness of the offerings that we really hadn't expected.
Now, Arby's has started a "freshness" war with Subway. Maybe you've seen the ads?
I didn't realize that "fresh" was determined by where the meat is sliced.
Silly me - my assumption has been that the "fresh" at Subway was about things like tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, red onions.
But apparently, fresh means "I sliced my highly processed meat substance with a meat slicing machine in the back room."
Every time I see one of the Arby's ads, I get pretty agitated.
You want a fresh sandwich from a fast food place? Go to Subway and get a Veggie sandwich. Subway has plenty of not healthy options. But at least you can make healthier choices at Subway.
The only thing you'll find fresh at Arby's is lettuce, tomato... and, apparently, attiutude.