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Anonymous asked in Dining OutFast Food · 1 decade ago

Are roast beef sandwiches sold in fast food restaurants real?

At restaurants such as Arby's or Rax, where roast beef sandwiches are the specialty, the meat almost seems too perfect to be real. Any real roast beef I've ever seen doesn't hold together that well. It almost seems like a preformed, slivered meat puree. Does anyone know?

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  • Bandit
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    OK, here is what it really is! Why do people with absolutly no CLUE write answers on here.

    The processor takes various pieces of meat, grind it and add liquid to it until it is amount liquified. It is called a slurry at that point. Then it is injected into plastic bags. It then goes into a steaming and boiling process to cook it back into a solid. Then it is shipped through distribution to the stores who then recook it.

    Want proof? look at a piece of steak. You will be able to see the actual grain of the muscle. Now look at the roast beef from Arby's or Rax. You will not see any grain from muscle. A lot of your cheap lunch meat is made this way. Turkey, Ham,. Chicken can can all be processed this way. It is a way to use leftover pieces, lesser quality meat, and so on.

    Even though this question gets asked frequently on here regarding Rax and Arby's, many other food service restaurants use this kind of product. Subway for one.

    There is nothing wrong with it. It is the process for the restaurant to keep prices down while making as much profit as possible.

    I have a friend who sells food products to restaurants. He has been to the plant where they make it and has personally seen the process.

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  • gener
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Roast Beef Fast Food

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  • 5 years ago

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    Are roast beef sandwiches sold in fast food restaurants real?

    At restaurants such as Arby's or Rax, where roast beef sandwiches are the specialty, the meat almost seems too perfect to be real. Any real roast beef I've ever seen doesn't hold together that well. It almost seems like a preformed, slivered meat puree. Does anyone know?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It may be possible that they are using soy as a filler in some of their products but they cannot market a roast beef sandwich as roast beef unless it is indeed roast beef. If it is not and can be proven they would be liable for millions in lawsuits let alone the destruction of the business.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's real beef. The roasts come pre packed in air tight plastic bags and are taken out of the bag, roasted for 3 hours and then sliced with a razor sharp meat slicer (hence why it's so perfectly cut)

    Source(s): Worked at Arby's for 3 years.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The meat is pre-formed so it slices up like that, but it is beef. What restaurants like that get from distributors is like what you see hanging from the deli, roast beef cold cuts before it is cut.

    Yes, they're quite real.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    They might have soy in their meat, among other things. It's a closely guarded recipe, I'm sure. Ha ha. Fast food restaurants are all the same. Words like "beef", "meat", "fruit", and "fresh" are used very loosely. I wouldn't worry about soy, or seaweed (another very common meat ingredient in the industry). It's the chemicals that I don't like. Arby's or JBox don't make me ill, but BK or McD do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes the roast beef at Arby's is real. And Holly, have you seen the prices at Arbys?

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  • 1 decade ago

    But if their meat were of real good quality, they would have to charge the price of a sit down restaurant.(casual)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes its real. They slice it very thin and make sandwiches out of them.

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