Arby’s Offers Venison Sandwiches In ‘Hunting States’

In honor of hunting season, Arby’s is about to do for venison what it did for roast beef.

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Arby’s will offer the Venison Sandwich in select markets, and for limited runs, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 28.

The salt, pepper, and garlic-marinated deer steak sammie will diversify menus in six popular deer-hunting states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Georgia.

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Overall, 17 restaurants will sell the Venison Sandwich, the only fast food chain item made from deer in the U.S. In 2014, Japanese fast food restaurant Becker’s released a Venison Burger to at least one rave review.

Thus, hunters exiting the field empty-handed with a craving for venison will have a new alternative to tag stew.

Venison Mass Market?

An Arby’s press release doesn’t note where the meat is sourced, but it’s probably not wild. USDA regulations require meat sold in the U.S. to be inspected and slaughtered at a licensed slaughterhouse.

There are deer farms in the U.S., certainly enough for a short run at a handful of Arby’s. But in a statement released by the fast food giant, Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer and Brand President Rob Lynch admitted “the venison sandwich is probably the biggest stretch for us yet.”

The 12-point sandwich comes on a toasted bun with onions and juniper berry sauce. For more info, check out Arby’s new YouTube campaign promoting the Venison Sandwich.


Craving a venison sandwich but don’t want to hunt? The sandwich will be available in the following locations:

Available Oct. 31-Nov. 3

  • 2044 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tenn. 37228

Available Nov. 4-6

  • 3821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wis. 54880
  • 1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minn. 55416
  • 704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minn. 55720
  • 348 Lincoln Ave. SE, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301
  • 3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301
  • 4415 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Available Nov. 12-15

  • 4229 W Vienna Rd., Clio, Mich. 48420
  • 4040 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs, Mich. 49319
  • 1215 M 89, Plainwell, Mich. 49080
  • 8685 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run, Mich. 48415

Available Nov. 25-28

  • 5205 Library Road, Bethel Park, Penn. 15102
  • 4260 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue, Penn. 15202
  • 16 Towne Center Drive, Leechburg, Penn. 15656
  • 2539 W State St., New Castle, Penn. 16101
  • 2648 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, Penn. 16101
  • 3224 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Penn.16105

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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie – from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it’s outside, it’s worth doing.

Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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