Arby's Has a Secret Menu Item Called "The Meat Mountain"

In Depth

It is everything you’d hope/fear it would be.

This is an actual thing you can order, and they will make for you for $10. That might sound like a lot, but considering what’s in it, you’re probably getting the better/more heart attack-inducing end of that deal. Here is the ingredient list for this monstrosity, courtesy of the Washington Post’s Sarah Halzack:

2 chicken tenders
1.5 oz. of roast turkey
1.5 oz. of ham
1 slice of Swiss cheese
1.5 oz. of corned beef
1.5 oz. brisket
1.5 oz. of Angus steak
1 slice of cheddar cheese
1.5 oz. roast beef
3 half-strips of bacon

I just crossed myself, and I’m not even Catholic (I’ve just been watching a lot of Outlander). Consumerist has actual pictures of this meatrocity here, as opposed to the artist’s depiction above featuring an intrepid customer about to begin the ascent to the summit of Mt Arby’s. As you can see from those (real) pictures, it’s actually so big it won’t even fit inside the normal clamshell packaging; employees have to wrap it in paper.

The saddest part of the Meat Mountain Saga? Its inclusion as a secret menu item was an accident. To combat the general perception that Arby’s was only for roast beef, the company put out an ad featuring a picture of a giant stack of each of their meats piled on one another. They didn’t intend it to be an actual menu item…until people started coming in and asking for it, because of course they did — there’s nothing, however horrifying, that Americans won’t eat if you put the idea in our heads.

Seeing as it’s Simpsons marathon week, it seems apropos to end on this note: pray for Mojo.

Image via Olga Danylenko/Shutterstock.

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