Arby’s is promoting their Reuben Sandwich by offering two double-stacked versions: the Turkey and Corned Beef Double-Stacked Reuben, and the Corned Beef Doubled-Stacked Reuben. The Double-Stacked Reuben is topped with melted Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing, and features double the corned beef, all on marble rye bread. I picked up a Double-Stacked Reuben Sandwich for $6.59.
Arby’s is running a special Reubenville challenge where any city in the U.S. that changes its name to “Reubenville” for the month of March will be awarded with 5000 coupons for free Arby’s Reuben sandwiches. The name must be displayed on city limits signs and documentation must be sent to Arby’s by March 31st. So is the Double-Stacked Reuben a worthy reward for this challenge?
How Does it Taste?
The Double-Stacked Reuben is a monster of a sandwich. This thing had to weigh over a pound and had no shortage of corned beef. The sandwich was nicely cut in half like all of the Arby’s Market Fresh sandwiches, which made the sheer amount of food inside the sandwich that much more intimidating – there was no hiding behind those walls of crust.
This sandwich impressed me with its size, but how did it taste? Arby’s Double-Stacked Reuben was a satisfying take on a Reuben sandwich. The sauerkraut had a nice crunch to it and wasn’t too slimy or dripping in vinegar. The corned beef didn’t fall too far from the Arby’s roast beef tree. It tasted similar to Arby’s roast beef, but perhaps a bit sweeter, and also a lot saltier. The texture of the corned beef was pretty much the same as well, although much moister than Arby’s roast beef.
The sheer amount of salty corned beef combined with the strong flavor of sauerkraut overwhelmed the lesser ingredients of Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. I couldn’t distinguish any flavors coming from them. As far as I see it, they were mainly there to add a bit of moisture and texture to this already very moist sandwich.
The rye bread did it’s job well enough to hold the huge amount of ingredients inside. When I first picked up the sandwich, it almost fell apart, but the bread was sturdy enough to hold together. The characteristic flavor of the rye bread was present enough in the Arby’s Reuben sandwich to seal the deal in proclaiming this sandwich as a Reuben.
Although the Double-Stacked Reuben was good, I probably wouldn’t rename a city for it. The corned beef was a little salty, but it had a good flavor to it and combined with the sauerkraut made for a tasty eating experience. This sandwich doesn’t skimp on the corned beef and leaves me feeling like the price on this sandwich was fair. I preferred the amount of corned beef on this sandwich to the regular Arby’s Reuben. Overall I’d recommend giving the Arby’s Reuben a try.
Pros: Loaded with corned beef, comparable to Reuben sandwiches I’ve had at full service restaurants, all the components of a Reuben
Cons: Corned beef was on the salty side, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island were difficult to detect
Double-Stacked Reuben Sandwich
Calories: 740 / Calories from Fat: 310 / Total Fat: 35g / Sat. Fat: 10g / Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 80mg / Sodium: 2110mg / Carbs: 63g / Fiber: 4g / Sugar: 8g / Protein: 44g