The reason I love Arby's so much is because their roast beef has such a unique taste & flavor, their thin cut meat with no fatty chunks, smooth texture almost like a beefy ham taste in my mouth. I do not have the tools or chemicals to properly recreate something like this at home so if I'm truly craving this type of food their's seriously only one place to go to satisfy that need. Remember this is my opinion. Julia on the other hand is freaked out by the taste, consistency and texture.
As a child I hated cold cut subs, sandwiches, etc. I always had to ask my parents what's on it? Then I would proceed to pick off half of the components on the sub itself. I also got very sick from consuming too much mayonnaise so anything that had mayonnaise on it, I could not eat. So basically any and all cold cut subs grossed me out.
Around the age of 9 I traveled to Phoenix Arizona for a family reunion and at my grandmas house a giant 6 foot long or however long it was sub sandwich was delivered for all the family, cousins, uncles and aunts to eat. I immediately was disappointed knowing my distaste for every component on this sub, so I accepted the fact that I'd just be hungry and went about doing child things.
But then out of the blue came a giant brown paper bag, the size of a grocery bag with tons of pre-wrapped sandwiches. I ask grandpa John, "what are those?"
Grandpa John: "roast beef sandwiches"
JP: "what's in them?"
Grandpa John: "roast beef"
JP: "what else is in them?"
Grandpa John: "nothing"
At that moment I almost shit myself with joy. So I grabbed this sandwich, sunk my teeth into that delicious bread where it met up with this thinly juicy succulent piece of meat. I proceeded to eat several more sandwiches after and from that point on in my life, Arby's has saved me from a horrible saucy, vegetable crowded submarine sandwich.
I believe its the simplicity of their sandwiches that keeps me coming back.
I do understand that there's a picture of a brisket sandwich below. I might do a written food review on this in the future.