Fast Food Review: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Roy Rogers
Being in close proximity to the Roy Rogers headquarters might be present more opportunities to try out test items that may not be available in every location. Since I have such a weakness for Roy’s Gold Rush Chicken sandwiches, I am likely to try just about anything at Roys. You don’t need to twist my arm to take on some barbeque. Introducing the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Roy Rogers.
I was eager to bite into this sandwich as soon as I got the bag. The aroma of pulled pork smothered in bbq sauce hit me immediately. On first bite I was a little disappointed with the amount of sauce. There just wasn’t enough. That’s good and bad. The good is that the taste is sweet and tangy and just the way I like it but since there just wasn’t enough I felt like I was missing the best part. On a second and third visit though there was a lot better distribution of sauce. So let’s chalk that first experience up to an isolated incident. The pork was plentiful but a little chewy. To top off, this sandwich packs on a nice helping of Roy’s coleslaw. The slaw was a little bland but still decent. It’s nice that there was a little extra something in the sandwich since I wouldn’t mind just bbq pulled pork in a bun. Still though, spice up the slaw some. It was just too mild for my liking. The Roy’s bun was soft and fresh and hugged the pork and slaw nicely. The nice thing about Roy’s is that there is a fixins bar where you can add some extras. So that gets some points for the ability to customize your own creation.
Now I know a lot of you won’t have a chance to try one of these. Just wanted to share with you what’s out there. A BBQ pulled pork sandwich isn’t something you see everyday on a fast food menu. This sandwich was a nice change from the norm and I was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Nice fresh bun. Sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Plentiful amount of pork.
Cons: Somewhat inconsistent distribution of BBQ sauce between visits. Coleslaw was a little bland. Pork was a little too chewy. Can be messy.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.75/10
Price: $5.99 for combo meal w side/drink
Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10
More Info: RoyRogersRestaurants.com