OK...first let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of pretty much everything Arby's does. I have enjoyed many of their tasty sandwiches in my time. But, something they have recently done has been eating at me for quite awhile.
I'm sure all of you have seen the commercials for what Arby's is calling the "Roast Burger." It's a very tasty looking (and tasting) sandwich that they have come out with to offer as a healthier alternative to a standard burger. I have no problem with the concept. As much as I'd love to, you can't eat a burger everyday. The problem I have is with the name!
Many of you may remember my article "It's not a burger!" from a few months ago. I have a BIG issue with things being called burgers that aren't. And the "Roast Burger" isn't even close to being a burger. OK, it has meat, cheese, lettuce, and it's on a bun, BUT IT'S NOT A BURGER!! It's the same as everything else Arby's serves. A roast beef sandwich and nothing more. Websters defines a burger as such:
A sandwich consisting of a bun, a cooked beef patty, and often other ingredients such as cheese, onion slices, lettuce, or condiments. Often used in combination: a cheeseburger.
So Arby's...keep making your mouth-watering sandwiches and curly fries, but leave the burger making to McDonalds.