Arby's New Bourbon BBQ Triple Stack Contains 4 Different Meats

Holy meat-moly.

By Ethan L. Johns
May 04, 2018

Image: Arby’s

All hail the grill grail. Barbecue season is nearly here and, as always, Arby’s is bringing the tower of meats.

After a successful debut last summer, Arby’s is bringing back a limited-edition line of Bourbon BBQ sandwiches for a double dip in the donkey sauce. And this time around, poultry is joining the party.

The strapping selection of sammies can be ordered with three protein options, to give you the Bourbon BBQ Brisket, the Bourbon BBQ Chicken (the new option, made with crispy buttermilk chicken) and the Bourbon BBQ Steak.

Each sandwich shares a barbecue sauce made with Kentucky bourbon, cider vinegar, tomato paste, yellow mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. They are also topped with brown sugar bacon, cheddar cheese and battered and fried onion strings.

“The star of the show is the Bourbon BBQ Brisket,” said Jim Taylor, Arby’s chief marketing officer, in a statement. “It’s a sandwich you would expect from a sit-down restaurant or mom and pop BBQ joint for $10 or $12, not from a drive-thru for half the cost.”

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For those indecisive folks who have eyes just as big as their bottomless stomachs, the Bourbon BBQ Triple Stack is a mountainous menagerie of meats, featuring 910 calories-worth of all three Bourbon BBQ options. That means brown sugar bacon, Angus beefsteak, smoky brisket buttermilk crispy chicken, as well as shoestring onion fries and cheddar cheese on a bun.

We know it’s almost summer, but by the time you finish these you might need to throw on a pair of meat sweats to keep your body temperature regulated.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns