Why You Should Skip Out On Arby's Wraps

Think of Arby's, and you might think of those Classic Roast Beef sandwiches, with the meat sliced thin and piled high on a toasted sesame seed bun. Or maybe, like a lot of people, you're a fan of those curly fries or the shakes. In fact, Arby's could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool with the number of shakes it sells in a month, according to Thrillist.

What you may not know is that Arby's has a section of its online menu called Market Fresh. These items include ingredients that are hard to find on the rest of the chain's menu — green stuff such as lettuce, regular wheat bread instead of buns, and sandwiches built inside tortilla wraps. In fact, Arby's likes its wrap concept so much, it added three new wraps to its menu in 2020, according to Chew Boom, making five total now: Creamy Mediterranean Chicken, Chicken Club, Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Chicken, Roast Turkey and Swiss, and Roast Turkey and Bacon. Take note: Arby's wraps really aren't your best option when you're eating at the restaurant, even though they look pretty delicious. You may be better off sampling something else instead. 

Arby's wraps are high-calorie and expensive

Arby's wraps are really high in calories. They range from 530 to 650 calories each, according to Arby's menu. For comparison, Arby's website says the Classic Beef 'N Cheddar is 450 calories. Plus, the wraps themselves aren't the best. A Redditor shared their experience: "I had the Mediterranean Chicken one a few months back, and while it tasted good, the wraps they use for these are awful. They're way thicker than they need to be, and are super dry."

Arby's doesn't claim its Market Fresh menu is healthier than its standard sandwich fare, but at least one commenter on the Reddit thread took it that way, writing, "A wrap combo isn't worth $10 and it looks like it's mostly lettuce anyway. Many of their 'healthy' offerings don't pan out well compared to their usual menu." One Redditor, who actually liked their Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Chicken Wrap, still had a big complaint: "With Arby's a big negative is usually the price. These are no exception."

Here's a piece of advice: When in doubt, just go for the Classic Roast Beef sandwich. It's only 360 calories, per Arby's menu page, and it's the sandwich that made Arby's famous.