Fast Food Review: The Original Roast Beef Sandwich from Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers doesn’t seem to get as much respect as some of the other fast food chains out there. Probably because they are more localized in the Maryland/Virginia and a few scattered around the Northeast part of the country. The truth is, they have some tasty offerings that deserve to be noticed. They serve quality food at competitive prices. We recently featured some pictures of their Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich, (which, by the way, is the best sandwich ever), however, one of the other sandwiches that they are known for is their Original Roast Beef Sandwich.
The Roy Rogers Roast Beef Sandwich is a simple sandwich. It is basically sliced roast beef on a soft bun. I have had this sandwich several times and the only complaint is that the consistency of the meat changes. For the most part the meat is tender and juicy, but at times, it may be chewy and a little more fatty. This is due to the fact that they use “real” roast beef rather than processed like other restaurants. If getting it “to go”, I usually order a “fixins” cup (fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles) and a pack of mayo just in case the sandwich is a little on the dry side, which does happen on occasion. If I am eating in, I’ll create my masterpiece myself at the “fixins” bar. Definitely an advantage over Arby’s right there.
I really like it when the juices from the meat absorb into the roll. With that going on, the condiments aren’t really needed as much. It’s nice to just savor the sandwich as is and take in the flavors of the roast beef. As with most sandwiches, you do have the option to add a slice of American cheese. I chose not to this time, to cut down on the fat and calories. As big as this sandwich is, weighing 192g, its a good alternative for a healthier meal choice. This sandwich only has 320 calories and 10 grams of fat. Add a side salad or fresh fruit cup and you have a pretty healthy lunch. Sure, new products will come and go (read our Roy Rogers BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich review), but items that take up residence on the Roy Rogers menu board stay up there for a reason. The customers keep buying them and it helps that there’s not a lot g>
Pros: Real roast beef has a good flavor. Pretty hearty sandwich for the price. Healthier sandwich option.
Cons: Inconsistency in the quality of the beef regarding fat and dryness.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10
More Info: RoyRogersRestaurants.com
Calories - 320
Total Fat - 10 grams
Saturated Fat - 3 grams
Cholesterol - 62 milligrams
Sodium - 875 milligrams
Carbs - 29 grams
Fiber - 3 grams
Protein - 31 grams