Monday, May 30, 2011
Review: Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich
Why Fly: Mixed foods (including pecans), No customization
Bottom line: If you want a fast, healthy, yummy, complex, chicken/salad/pecan sandwich, go no further. Cheaper than the equivalent at a specialty shop.
I just tried the Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich and I can't say I was disappointed. Then again, I rarely ever order such things for fast food, so I was glad to get out of my comfort zone.
All aspects of the sandwich hit the mark: a good balance of components (chicken, mayo, lettuce, pecans, etc). Nutritionally, it's definitely better than normal fast food fare, though there are over 800 calories, about 400 from fat. You can check the nutrition info at the website above.
However, will I purchase it again? Probably not, as I go to fast food outlets as a break from my normal, healthy routine! If you are more disciplined than I, it is certainly worth a try.
Disclosure: I received gift cards to purchase samples for review. The opinions I have expressed are my honest opinions and have not been influenced by the companies providing the free product. No other compensation was received.