Arby’s has steadily been adding height to its glorious Meat Mountain, where the classic foothills of roast beef have been piled ever higher with the likes of brisket, turkey, ham, and a surprisingly OK new pork belly. The latter was unexpected, but is nothing compared to the new surprise addition of venison.
That’s right. Arby’s is getting into the wild game game with the addition of the venison sandwich, which starts with a thick-slab of deer meat and is piled up with juniper-spiked steak sauce and crispy onions. The chain’s testing the Bambino (not the real name) through November at 17 locations in six hunting-happy states -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Georgia – where the sight of a venison steak at a fast-food chain is somehow more surprising than the sight of a deer roped to the back of every single F-150 on the highway.