Is Arby’s Really Using Wagyu Beef

Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger

The universe was conspiring to bring Marcela here in one way or another because she was dying to taste Arby’s Orange Cream Shake. In addition, I needed some extra time to decide between the Deluxe and the Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger while driving over. Marcela is enjoying her Orange Cream Shake, a limited-edition item, when my burger arrives.

Is Arbys Really Using Wagyu Beef

Yes, this was a solid burger. Compared to its equivalents at Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, it costs more. However, the most of that money most likely went toward doing the barest minimum to pass off this as wagyu and avoid being sued.

Additionally, there is a “Bacon Ranch” version available for a slightly higher price. The “ranch” elements didn’t stand out a whole lot. I didn’t really notice a change in the sauce. The bacon gave the burger some savory, meaty components, which was a nice touch.

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The worst thing about all of this “wagyu” nonsense is that a burger isn’t even significantly improved by it.

It was nicely garnished with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a delicious burger sauce made with mayonnaise. Additionally, it was served on a delightfully chewy bun that Arby’s says is brioche. Whatever. It’s an OK burger bun, Arby’s. Chill out for a sec.

Which Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger Did I Get?

Is Arbys Really Using Wagyu Beef

Anyway, was there any doubt that I would order the Deluxe, which comes with toasted brioche bun, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and burger sauce. My other option was the Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger. The ingredients of this burger are the same, but bacon and a parmesan peppercorn ranch sauce are used in place of the burger sauce. Those seem more like toppings for a chicken sandwich. Just a thought: perhaps Arby’s play ought to have been to revive the onion petals and serve them with the Smoky Q sauce.