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“Traditional Greek Gyros” Arrive at Arby’s

Did everyone else already know that little old Arby’s sells more than 27 MILLION gyros per year? After finding that kind of success with NON-traditional gyros, filled with either roast beef or turkey, Arby’s is finally rolling out a new classic, for a limited time: The “Traditional Greek Gyro.” From the website:

You don’t need to be Greek to enjoy Arby’s Greek gyro. You just need to like flame-seared, knife carved gyro meat, with crispy vegetables, creamy tzatziki sauce, and warm pita bread. You also need to be able to get to Arby’s. Apparently you can order a cab on your smartphone now, so that’s a solid option.​

The meat in Arby’s Traditional Greek Gyro seems to follow the standard for gyro construction: A blend of ground beef and lamb, with Mediterreanean spices, and it’s even sliced from a rotisserie into those creepy but oddly compelling little shingled bits.

It’s not often that fast food limited time offerings are influenced so directly by Greek flavors, and we’re excited by the possibilities. Bring on the lamb and the tzatziki!


Written by Malcolm Bedell

Malcolm is the author of "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as a frequent contributor to Serious Eats,, Eat Rockland, Down East Magazine, The L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and more. When not poisoning his body with garbage and then posting sardonic commentary about it on the Internet, he also owns and operates the 'Wich, Please food truck, named's "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015.

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