King's Hawaiian Roast Beef

Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss Review


King's Hawaiian Roast BeefI keep forgetting how much I like Arby’s roast beef sandwiches. Now with the introduction of the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss I have good reason to remember how much I like them. In this review I will compare the Regular Roast Beef sandwiches (Classic, Mid and Max) with the new King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef and the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss. For good measure, I also tried the new House Made Chips and I will let you know what I thought of those as well.

To try the new King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef sandwiches I went to the Arby’s at 5341 Jackson Drive in La Mesa CA 91942. I ordered my sandwich at the counter and enjoyed my meal outside on the patio. This location is old, rundown and in need of a lot of TLC. The service was very slow but the crew people were pleasant enough to keep me from walking out. I ordered the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss, the House Made Chips and a drink.

Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss

King's Hawaiian Roast BeefLet me start with the King’s Hawaiian bun. This bread is truly irresistible. This slightly sweet and airy bun was lightly toasted. The King’s Hawaiian bun is the perfect complement to the Arby’s roast beef. You get a third more of the thinly sliced roast beef than you do with Arby’s Classic Roast Beef sandwich. To top of this sandwich, Arby’s adds Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and a creamy Dijon sauce. This works very well with the King’s Hawaiian bun and Arby’s roast beef. Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss is a great tasting sandwich.

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Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss Nutrition Facts

The Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss is a good size sandwich at 9 ounces and 600 calories. Total Fat of 25 grams is a little high for this size sandwich. Saturated Fat at 12 grams is double what you would want from 600 calories. There are 1.5 grams of Trans Fats. Cholesterol of 150 mg and Sodium of 1640 mg is also very high. Total Carbohydrates are in line for this sandwich. Another negative is that Dietary Fiber is very low with only 2 grams. On the plus side, Protein is very good at 34 grams. The following are the known allergens for the Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss: Eggs, Milk, Soy and Wheat.

Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef

This is the same as a regular Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich except it uses a King’s Hawaiian bun instead of the sesame seed bun. Even without the Swiss cheese, Dijon sauce or the sliced pickle the King’s Hawaiian bun really does add a lot of flavor to the Arby’s Roast Beef. The bun just melts into the Roast Beef as you take each bite. For those that do not like Dijon sauce or pickles, or if you want to cut out a few calories the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef is a great choice.

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Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef Nutrition Facts

The Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef has 550 calories. Total Fat of 21 grams is a little high for this size sandwich. Saturated Fat at 10 grams is high however, not as bad as the Roast Beef and Swiss. There are 1.5 grams of Trans Fats. Cholesterol of 140 mg and Sodium of 1200 mg is high. Total Carbohydrates of 59 grams are in line for this sandwich. Another negative is that Dietary Fiber is very low with only 2 grams. On the plus side, Protein is very good at 31 grams. The following are the known allergens for the Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef: Eggs, Milk, Soy and Wheat.

Arby’s Roast Beef (Classic, Mid & Max)

Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich comes in three sizes: Classic, Mid and Max. All three sandwiches have Arby’s thinly sliced oven-roasted beef piled high on a toasted sesame seed bun. For comparison to the Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef I will use the Mid as it is the closest in size. I do include are the charts for all three sizes though.

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Arby’s Roast Beef Mid Nutrition Facts

Between the two the Arby’s Mid size Roast Beef sandwich is a little healthier than the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef. It is about the same size at 7.4 ounces compared to 7.8 ounces for the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef. You save 90 calories at 460 calories. Total Fat is the same at 21 grams. Saturated Fat is a little better at 8 grams. Trans Fats are the same at 1.5 grams. Cholesterol is a much better at 95 mg. Sodium of 1420 mg. is slightly higher. Total Carbohydrates are much better at 35 grams vs. 59 grams. Dietary Fiber is very low with only 1 gram. Protein is very good at 34 grams. The following are the known allergens for these three Arby’s Roast Beef sandwiches: Milk, Soy and Wheat.

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Arby’s Roast Beef Classic Nutrition Facts
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Arby’s Roast Beef Max Nutrition Facts

Arby’s House Made Chips

King's Hawaiian Roast BeefArby’s House Made Chips are thick-cut kettle-style Potato chips tossed with Arby’s Sauce® seasoning. Each store makes the House Made Chips fresh each day. However, the chips I had did not taste fresh at all. The chips were stale, hard, and not crisp. The Arby’s Sauce® seasoning did not help these gross chips in any way. Maybe if the chips were fresh they could have been better, but I do not think so.

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Arby’s House Chips Nutrition Facts

From a nutrition standpoint, I would avoid the Arby’s House Made Chips.  You are taking on 450 calories with 250 of those calories coming from fat. That is a lot of calories for such a small 3 oz portion that does not taste very good. Total Fat is 27 grams, which is very high. Saturated Fat is 4 grams that is in line for this portion size. There are no Tans Fats or Cholesterol. Sodium is at 530 mg and total Carbohydrates are 47 grams. You do get 5 grams of Dietary Fiber and 5 grams of Protein and only 1 gram of sugars. The House Made Chips themselves have no known allergens. However, the House Made Chips may be cooked in the same oil as other menu items that contain egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat and Fish.

Summary

Defiantly have an Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss or the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef. The King’s Hawaiian bun really complements the Arby’s Roast Beef. On the other hand, defiantly avoid the House Made Chips. Even the Arby’s Sauce® seasoning cannot help these gross chips.

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