Call me lazy. I’m not completely proud of the fact that I’ve now eaten two fast food meals in a row, but once again, I’m trying to make as much money as possible, so going cheap on the lunch is a necessary evil. I would much rather eat like this alone and be able to spend a little more when I go out with J.
Work day number two in Lansing started around 1:30. I didn’t eat before going to work because I knew our lunch break was going to be pretty soon after we got to the job site. Once we were released around 2:45, I headed to Frandor because I wanted to look at Staples for something. After that was complete, it was on to lunch. Sure, I had a bunch of options in Frandor, but since I was going to eat fast food anyway, I decided to go to a place I really like.
The Arby’s near the Frandor Shopping Center is located on Homer Street. Because Homer is a one way street, there is also a back entrance from Clippert Street which is where I was coming from. The building sits pretty close to Homer. There is a huge parking lot in back and a few slots on the sides. I took one of the side spots
Eating alone at Arby’s must have been the thing to do. There were a number of solo diners in the restaurant when I got there. Like almost every other fast food chain, I have a predictable order. I get the sandwich they used to call “The Big Montana.” Now, it’s just a large roast beef. I got the combo and made it a large. That’s not something I usually do, but I didn’t know if or when I would get to eat again, so I needed to load up.
Arby’s isn’t one of the cheaper chains, but I still got my meal for under eight bucks.
I sat down and dug in to the roast beef first. The sandwich is pretty big and hard to get a handle on, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I must look like a caveman trying to eat it, but I was dining alone, so etiquette was not really on my mind.
The fry situation at Arby’s always confuses me. I really prefer their homestyle fries which most locations have stopped serving. Still, there are some that do. This is Arby’s not one of those. I wasn’t given an option of anything but curly fries. I don’t mind the curly fries, but I like the homestyle a lot better. Never could figure out why they got rid of those.
When it comes to chain fast food, Arby’s is right at the top of my list. J always laughs when we go out to eat with my family because Arby’s is usually their first choice. When we go out with her family, there’s always a big discussion about which local eatery we should hit up. Not so in my family. It’s where’s the closest Arby’s.