Mac & Cheese at Arby's
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:19 PM
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Familiar, cheap, comfort food that is virtually-idiot proof and (probably) included some sort of mutually beneficial marketing arrangement.
So today I had 30 minutes for lunch which presented an opportunity to return for a sampling of said fare.
Somehow, by unknown means which evade my imagination entirely, Arby's have managed to screw up the preparation of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
Upon unlidding the expected styrofoam container, I found a top surface that was beginning to dry out. Okay, well they obviously don't do these to order. They're probably sitting under heat lamps or some such thing, and this is a new item that they're not moving quickly yet. But underneath lurked a milky, decidedly non-faux-cheese tasting bland failure. Not even yellowish.
Perhaps this was a result of a single team member with a lax manager. But I imagine that with a partner such as Kraft, which has quite a lot on the line in this deal, they would have been meticulous in their training.
Has anyone else tried the Arby's Mac & Cheese? This episode makes me want to find another store to see if it was a fluke.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:38 PM
Arby's Kraft Arby's Kraft
Serving Size (g)113 70
Calories 170 259 1.5044 3.7000
Fat 5 3 0.0442 0.0429
Cholesterol 10 10 0.0885 0.1429
Sodium 0.35 0.561 0.0031 0.0080
Carbohydrates 25 48 0.2212 0.6857
Protein 6 11 0.0531 0.1571
Edited by IndyRob, 30 January 2012 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:51 PM
I had attempted to post a table showing what I found based on the Arby's Mac & Cheese Nutritional Info vs, the KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Original Flavor, unprepared
In short, the KRAFT Mac & Cheese is twice the calories per gram than what Arby's claims - As well as twice the sodium, carbs and protein.
ETA - This appears to be a case of Arby's 'dumbing down' KRAFT's product for their own nutritional sheets. If true, bad move by KRAFT.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:56 PM
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