April 14, 2009

 In need of a quick, on-the-road dinner, my husband and I went through the Arby's drive-through and ordered their new Roastburger.  Offered in 3 different varieties (All-American, Bacon and Bleu, and Bacon Cheddar), these roast beef sandwiches are touted as "never fried, never greasy" and "the burger done better." 

While sometimes there's just no substitute for a hearty ground beef burger, the Roastburger is a delicious alternative.  It looks just like a regular Arby's roast beef sandwich (with more toppings), but the Roastburger really does taste like a hamburger!  We both ordered the All-American, topped with dill pickles, "grillaise", ketchup, red onions, and tomatoes, and pronounced it delicious.

Best of all, the Roastburger really is a healthier alternative to comparable sandwiches at other fast food joints.  The All-American Roastburger weighs in at 407 calories and 18 grams of fat (5 of which you could save by holding the "grillaise"), while a McDonald's Big Mac is a hefty 540 calories and 29 grams of fat.  A Wendy's Baconator is slightly heavier than the Bacon Chedder Roastburger (276 grams versus 231), but it serves up 830 calories and 51 grams of fat, while the Roastburger has just 442 calories and 18 grams of fat.  While the Roastburger is no Subway sandwich, it's nice to know there's an alternative out there that's a little more friendly to your waistline.

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