Industry News | October 3, 2016

Arby's Bringing Pork Belly to the Masses

Arby’s pork belly is hickory smoked for hours and then seared and slowed cook some more. Arby's
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It’s a well-known fact: America loves bacon. Whether paired with eggs, stacked inside a BLT or wrapped around another delicious meat, few foods have proven as versatile and universally revered as bacon.

Bacon originates from pork belly, and while pork belly has become a trendy menu item at white tablecloth restaurants and food trucks across the country, it has yet to reach the masses.

In an attempt to share this bigger, better bacon with guests across America, Arby’s launched a Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich. It features two strips of thick pork belly topped with melted, smoked cheddar cheese, crispy onions, barbecue sauce, and mayo on a toasted specialty roll. Arby’s pork belly is hickory smoked for hours and then seared and slowed cook some more.

Pork Belly joins brisket and turkey to expand the Arby’s Smokehouse sandwich lineup. Arby’s has also upped the ante for smoked meat fanatics by offering pork belly, brisket and turkey on a single sandwich, aptly named Smoked Mountain. The full Arby’s Smokehouse platform includes:

Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich: layers of 13-hour hickory-smoked brisket, garnished with smoked Gouda cheese, crispy onions, mayo, and barbecue sauce on a toasted specialty roll.

Smokehouse Turkey Sandwich: Sliced turkey that has been mesquite-smoked for eight hours, topped with smoked cheddar cheese, crispy onions, and white barbecue sauce on a specialty roll.

Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich: Two pieces of thick-cut, hickory-smoked pork belly topped with melted, smoked cheddar cheese, crispy onions and finished with barbecue sauce, and mayo on a toasted specialty roll.

Smoke Mountain: All three of Arby’s high-quality smoked meats—brisket, turkey and pork belly—piled high and topped with crispy onions, and barbecue sauce on a specialty roll.

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