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The Truth About Jon Stewart's Feud With Arby's
Fans of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" likely remember the host's long feud with Arby's, in which Stewart would insult the fast food chain while reporting on various stories. Stewart admitted in an interview that his hatred for Arby's is invented and that he's never tried their food, but the company didn't know that, at first.
Stewart first jabbed at Arby’s in 2013, and though the company was initially worried, they decided to get in on the joke. Arby's sent sandwiches to "The Daily Show," accompanied by a playful note, and they received a note back reading, "Usually when we make fun of people, they send us nasty letters. You sent us lunch. That's awesome."
From then on, whenever Stewart made fun of Arby's, they would send lunch. Stewart has had some creative lines to describe Arby’s food, including, "The meal that's a dare for your colon," "the only food classified as a war crime," and "It's like shock and awe for your bowels" — and when he finally left the "The Daily Show" in 2016, Arby's had a comeback.
When Stewart announced his leave, Arby’s tweeted, "Jon, feel free to reach out to us at," to which Stewart replied, “I do not accept your peace offer. We shall always be enemies!". Arby's sponsored the penultimate episode of "The Daily Show" and even created a secret menu item called the Daily Deli: double corned beef on rye, apparently Stewart's favorite sandwich.