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HyperGatack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:31 pm Reply with quote
Mediocre food or not, that Chocobo one is legitimately impressive.
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manapear



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Lol, they got me. I am that much of a nerd and sucker. I followed their twitter, and not want to go to Arby's. (Kinda did already, got an Arby's and Sonic craving, but still.)

Those are seriously legit references too. Who are the nerds running the PR, lol?
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TrailOfDead



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:43 pm Reply with quote
these popular culture references really make me feel connected to this brand and their products
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:57 pm Reply with quote
Someone has a really good knack for paper craft. It's almost a shame to see the Sunny and Trico stuck in the food.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:30 pm Reply with quote
The obligatory question from an interested outsider: is their food worthy of mentioning?
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:55 pm Reply with quote
Whoever runs their social media stuff has a pretty great sense of humor and is clearly a massive nerd. Anime references and whatnot happen all the time over there.

Zin5ki wrote:
The obligatory question from an interested outsider: is their food worthy of mentioning?


In general, I would say that it exceeds being "just okay" just barely. But the local one where I live is consistently great, and their curly fries are on-point.
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writerpatrick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:49 pm Reply with quote
The cardboard looks to be mainly food packaging. I suspect it's the same artist making these works.
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manapear



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:25 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
The obligatory question from an interested outsider: is their food worthy of mentioning?


I have similar sentiments as relyat08. Aside from local Arby's though, I like their menu. It's definitely different than other fast food experiences, and I like that they aim for quality products at least. On average, I tend to like Arby's, but I feel it's like Wendy's. Gonna be horrible when it's bad, their average is quite good (above others), but their good/great is really great~.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:53 am Reply with quote
I unfortunately have to admit that Arby's marketing with this stuff totally works on me. I always walk away with a craving for curly fries.
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Revolutionary



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:04 am Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
The obligatory question from an interested outsider: is their food worthy of mentioning?


Arby's is probably my favorite fast-food (when done right). Sadly, they aren't consistent. Sometimes they make a really good roast beef sandwich, other times it's got dark/dry spots on it and has a texture that I can't even eat. =(

Their curly fries are good. The homestyle fries they used to serve a decade ago or so were the best, though. Apparently they weren't popular enough since they stopped serving them, but they were so unique. I've never found fries that good anywhere else. Sad
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matt78



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:37 am Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
The obligatory question from an interested outsider: is their food worthy of mentioning?


Like most fast food restaurants it all depends on the management. If management cares the food is pretty good. If they don't its not.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:32 pm Reply with quote
Thank you all for responding! One could say that some people have a certain...

...beef with their managerial consistency.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:56 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
Thank you all for responding! One could say that some people have a certain...

...beef with their managerial consistency.


Laughing Laughing Laughing

If you ever visit us over here, it probably wouldn't hurt to try one out. You can always check ratings online, of course, as well. The Jamocha shake and curly fries are usually a good bet. Wink
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:03 am Reply with quote
Arby's Pokémon Sun and Moon tweet is my favorite! Smile
The condiment artistry of the Alola Starters are surprisingly great!
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supercalafragilisticjoy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:55 am Reply with quote
Man, when I first saw these I got really excited because I thought they were promoting being back in Japan... but nope. Still no Arby's in Japan.

Pretty genius though. Love the advertising.
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