Arby’s Will Have a Vegetarian Menu for Leap Day (Which Is the Regular Menu, Minus the Meat)
Leap Day only happens once every four years. To celebrate, Arby’s is taking the leap and introducing meat-free menu options for one day only. Before you get excited about a Grand Tofurky Club Sandwich or soy-filled roast “beef,” know this: The vegetarian menu will be the same as the regular menu, minus the meat, but loaded with vegetables, condiments, and cheese.
That’s right! On Monday, you can order a Loaded Italian Sandwich with melted cheese, banana peppers, shredded lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a toasted Italian-style roll—sans the ham, salami, and pepperoni.
“At Arby’s, we’re proud of our meats, but we also understand that meat isn’t for everyone,” Rob Lynch, the company’s chief marketing officer and brand president, said in a press release. “So we’ve decided to give vegetarians a reason to visit Arby’s on Leap Day by offering a one-day menu designed specifically for them. If it goes well, we’ll likely bring back the vegetarian menu on February 29 each year.”
Lynch is obviously (hopefully?) joking, as the next February 29 won’t occur until 2020. Unfortunately, the “new” menu items will cost the same as their meat-filled counterparts.