Review: Mega Meat Stacks, The Club Stack from Arby’s

Arby’s recently released a trio of protein-packed sandwiches called Mega Meat Stacks.  There’s the Reuben Super Stack, the Triple Stack and the Club Stack.  Each one is a beast, but I went with the lightweight of the bunch and chose the Club Stack.

Club Stack Arbys Arby’s describes their Club Stack like this:

We took a normal club sandwich and made it better. How? More meat. Three ounces of ham, three ounces of turkey and a bunch of bacon make this club sandwich a meaty masterpiece.

Back in 2012 I reviewed the Grand Turkey Club from Arby’s and the Club Stack basically takes that sandwich and adds ham. The Club Stack features hickory smoked ham, roast turkey, pepper bacon, Swiss cheese, two slices of tomato, leaf lettuce, and mayo, on a Harvest Wheat bun.

Club Stack Mega Arby'sWhile I found the Grand Turkey Club to be a little on the average/boring side, there’s something about an extra heap of extra meat that made the Club Stack stand out a lot better.   The lack of wow-factor I found with the Grand Turkey Club wasn’t an issue with the Club Stack considering it’s so packed with roast turkey and ham that it dwarfs the bun.  Speaking of the bun, it’s pretty good and works to balance the salty deli meats with some sweetness.  The four pieces of thick-cut pepper bacon can complement nearly everything on the Arby’s menu and nothing seems to be more harmoniously matched than bacon with turkey.  Roast turkey on its own is sad and this sandwich becomes really complete by the savory hickory smoked ham. There’s contrasting salty flavors between the deli meats that blend with one another and become more noticeable by the strong flavor presence of the bacon.Club Stack Arby'sAs I mentioned, this is a hefty sandwich that lives up to its “Mega Meat Stacks” branded name. The produce was fresh, colorful, and not “just there”.  With layers upon layers of meat, having some relief in the form of leaf lettuce and juicy slices of tomato is absolutely welcomed.  Creamy mayo is standard on a sandwich like this and it did it’s job to provide some balance to the textures.  Unfortunately, the Swiss cheese didn’t do a whole lot in any positive or negative way, although I feel maybe that’s a good thing.  Sometimes cheese can show its importance when it’s not on your sandwich… only then you feel there’s something missing.

Club StackPriced at $5.49 for the sandwich alone, the Club Stack is indeed expensive for fast food, but it’s so filling that I didn’t feel as though it was a terrible value.  I’d say this sandwich gets a passing grade with me because I was left satisfied.  It’s not perfect, but a definite step up from the Grand Turkey Club for me.

Pros: Harvest Wheat bun. Ham rounds out the average turkey club to something a little more special. Pepper bacon.

Cons: Over $5 mark for the sandwich alone will deter a large population of consumers. Swiss cheese. 2500 milligrams of sodium.

Taste: 7.75/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $5.49

Overall GrubGrade: 7.50/10

More Info: http://www.arbys.com
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Weight - 321 grams
Calories - 560
Total Fat - 27 grams
Saturated Fat - 9 grams
Cholesterol - 110 milligrams
Sodium - 2500 milligrams
Carbs - 37 grams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Sugars - 9 grams
Protein - 45 grams

14 comments on “Review: Mega Meat Stacks, The Club Stack from Arby’s

  1. Mike S. says:

    That actually looks pretty damn good.

  2. Julie says:

    I tried the Triple Stack, which was on the same honey wheat bread that the Market Fresh sandwiches are on (not a bun). It was good but would have preferred some sort of flavored mayo or sauce/spread instead of mayo.

  3. TJ says:

    Wow even some of GrubGrade’s most often disappointed readers have gotta admit this looks fairly legit for a chain sandwich. I’ll pay the suggested price happily in this case.

  4. Jonathan Wayne says:

    I can go to DiBella’s and for the same money get amazing deli sandwiches that dwarf this thing in every way possible, size and taste most noticeably.

    • Mike S. says:

      Maybe you should marry DiBella’s if you love it so much.

      • scram says:

        @Mike S. lol. I wonder why we don’t hear more about this chain, and it’s 40-something locations that’s only in a few states? I guess we will have to suffer through life not having the joy of eating at DiBellas.

      • Jonathan Wayne says:

        I would if I could. Sorry I made you mad Arby’s boy. You butthurt employees of these companies on here are so transparent.

      • TJ says:

        What’s Dibella’s? Yeah I’m aware I can google it in 2 seconds. You should probably also get a clue that many people don’t live anywhere near the establishment you’re referring to.

    • rob says:

      I can go to LoBolli’s and for the same money get an amazing sandwich that dwarfs anything DiBella’s has to offer in every way possible, DiBella’s is for hosers.

    • Sascha says:

      The same money? Laughable! At Arby’s, this sandwich costs me $5.49. At Dibella’s, it’s about $45.

  5. scram says:

    The Triple Stack is excellent, imo. I add swiss to mine.

  6. sandy says:

    This looks like a legit sammie. Thanks for a good review. And now I have to go google Dibella’s and see what I’m missing. I’ve never heard of the place!

  7. Brian says:

    Holy cow! 2700 MG of sodium! Guess that’s what you get for putting both ham and turkey on a sandwich at Arby’s. 27 G of fat too no less!

    Oh well, it’s Arby’s. I love their King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef and Swiss.

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