Get the Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger While You Can

Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
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When I saw the ad for the new Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger, I instantly remembered the time they had yanked our chain back in March 2009 with their RoastBurgers. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see my thoughts about those fellas.

Arby's Menu Board with the Wagyu Steakhouse Burgers
Menu Board with the Wagyu Steakhouse Burgers

Marcela craved the Arby’s Orange Cream Shake, so the universe was trying to make this visit happen one way or another. Plus, I still needed some time on the drive over to finalize if I was going to order the Deluxe or the Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger.

While Marcela is enjoying her Orange Cream Shake, which is also a limited-time offer item, my burger arrives.

Arby's Medium Orange Cream Shake
Medium Orange Cream Shake

Which Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger Did I Get?

Arby's Wrapped Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
Surprise, it’s the Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger!

Anyways, was there any doubt I’d go the Deluxe route? The Deluxe has American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and a burger sauce on a toasted brioche bun.

My other option was theBacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger. This burger has the same ingredients, but there’s no burger sauce and in its place is bacon and aparmesan peppercorn ranch sauce.

Those seem more like toppings for a chicken sandwich. Maybe Arby’s play should have been to bring back the onion petals and pair them with the Smoky Q sauce, just a thought.

Arby’s Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger Thoughts

Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
The Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger

There are too many bad burgers out there. That’s why Arby’s created THIS burger with Wagyu beef, cooked medium-well with a hint of pink. Limited time only at participating U.S. locations while supplies last. Made with a blend of Wagyu and ground beef.

from the Arby’s Website

Since the devil is in the details, you’ll see that the 6.4-ounce burgers are made with a blend of Wagyu and ground beef if you read the burgers’ full descriptions. Is there a breakdown of those percentages?

Yup, the burger patty is a 52 percent blend of American Wagyu and 48 percent ground beef. The more I dig into this Wagyu Steakhouse Burger the better it sounds.

More surprising is the claim that Arby’s burgers will all be cooked medium-well with a pink center. How will Arby’s be able to pull that off? The beef patties are cooked sous-vide style, which makes a whole lotta sense.

Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger cooked Medium Well
Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger cooked Medium Well.

I can confirm that the center was indeed pink. Seeing the patty between medium and medium-well was a pleasant surprise. We might have had a winner if this burger had come out hot and not lukewarm.

The flavor was there, but I was served aWagyu Steakhouse Burger that had been sitting around and then finished when I placed my order.

The picture might give the illusion that it was overcooked, but as you can see, the inside is pink, and the cheese is barely melted. So it appears to be an execution issue.

It’s a shame cause my bud Ed ate aDeluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger at his local Arby’s minutes before I ate mine, and he loved it. This sandwich has the potential to be a solid fast food burger option.

UPDATE: There are no grills or griddles at Arby’s so these burgers are deep-fried!

The burger, crinkle-cut fries, a medium Coke, and the medium Orange Cream Shake came to $14.32 for your fast food bookkeepers at home.

The Endorsement tries the Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse Burger


Arby’s RoastBurger Throwback Post

Arby's RoastBurger Box
Arby’s RoastBurger Box

March 25th, 2009 – I went against my better judgment and decided to try Arby’s Roastburger.” I had a coupon in hand, so it did soften the blow a little.

As I suspected, there is no difference between an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich and a “Roastburger” other than the toppings. So I decided to go with the Bacon Cheddar Roastburger, which has pepper bacon and cheddar cheese.

Arby's Bacon Cheddar RoastBurger
Bacon Cheddar RoastBurger

Wow! It tastes like an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich with pepper bacon and cheddar cheese.

Alright, that might have been a little obnoxious but let’s be honest here, who are they trying to fool with their “Roastburger.” The Chicken Bacon & Swiss Sandwich is more my speed at Arby’s.

I like it, and if you add some of their horsey (horseradish) sauce, it’s even better. I forgot to mention their sauce selection which I thoroughly enjoy.

Arby's Self Service Sauces
Arby’s Self Service Sauces
Arby's Jalapeño Poppers & Loaded Potato Bites
Jalapeño Poppers & Loaded Potato Bites

And to cap off this meal, we had jalapeño poppers and loaded potato bites (potato with cheddar cheese and bacon). The jalapeño poppers are as good as what you’ll find at most dive bars, and the loaded potato bites are nothing out of this world.

I do like their onion petals, though. So the moral of the story is to stick with what you know. Arby’s sells roast beef and some pretty good sides.

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