Best & Worst

Best & Worst Sandwich at Arby’s

Arby’s made its name with its signature roast-beef sandwiches — good ol’ red-blooded American red meat, topped with a BBQ special sauce that didn’t seem treacherously mysterious.

Best & Worst

Best & Worst Sandwich at Arby’s

Arby’s made its name with its signature roast-beef sandwiches — good ol’ red-blooded American red meat, topped with a BBQ special sauce that didn’t seem treacherously mysterious.

Like many chains, in recent years the franchise has branched out into salads and white-meat sandwiches, but you should still extend caution to those menu extensions. Sometimes, things really were better for you in the olden days.

Eat This!

Roast Beef Classic

Calories

360

Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Sodium

970 mg

Carbs

35 g

Protein

23 g

Not That!

Market Fresh Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich

Calories

800

Fat

35 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Sodium

2,250 mg

Carbs

76 g

Protein

18 g

“Roast turkey” and “market fresh” sound like ringing health endorsements for this sneaky sandwich. And since you’re being virtuous, why not add a little bacon, right? Unfortunately, at Arby’s that kind of thinking will lead you down the path to an unwitting cheat day. Arby’s four Market Fresh Roast turkey sandwiches are all — believe it or not — worse choices than its Roast Beef Classic sandwich. The biggest offender is the Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich; at 800 calories and 35 grams of fat, it’s the equivalent of one-and-a-half Big Macs, and will max out your daily sodium allowance in one meal. Opt for the Roast Beef Classic, and if you’ve got a craving for turkey, work it into a healthy at-home sandwich with one of these best condiments for weight loss.

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