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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

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Strange Thought: Why Would Arby's Serve Hamburgers?

Posted 11-03-2023 at 05:22 PM by case44
Updated 11-03-2023 at 05:30 PM by case44

Many years after I saw a commercial as a youth, and it was the real heyday for Arby's, I never would have imagined seeing what we've been through in recent days. Arby's. You know them as the thin-sliced roast beef sandwich chain that prides itself on doing things better than hamburger chains.

Back in the day, Arby's actually did a TV commercial pitching their roast beef sandwiches as an alternative to hamburgers. I even remember a musical jingle at the end of the ad, where you hear singers sing "Break the hamburger habit at Arby's..." That same commercial also pitched their fries (at least, the ones they served then) as crispy potatoes. Fair game. It was an alternative when I was younger. Still is today. Every now and then, Ol' Case would fit in a double roast beef with that great Arby's sauce, or, perhaps, there'd be an order of their French Dip with that marvelous au jus. I'd get some curly fries today, but I've noticed that they just started making crinkle-cut fries. Hard decision.

Well, years ago, it was, "Break the hamburger habit."

So, what does Arby's do in 2023?

Complete sacrilege.

Or enough utter hypocrisy to make a politician blush. Arby's actually had the gall to serve hamburgers. Well, just one. It was a Wagyu burger, and they'd only serve it for a limited time only. Seems fitting if they want to be rebellious.

Burgers?? At Arby's?? Do you see McDonald's serving the McRoast Beef Deluxe? Don't think that would fly, especially with the one of the very few places whose fries will never change. You'd think that Arby's would come to their senses, especially when they include new menu items such as the Reuben. Now, that would make sense in the long run, and you can do thin-sliced corned beef with the things it should go with.

Look, sports fans, Arby's needs to step back a bit and stop the hypocrisy of doing a 180 on their previous ad campaigns. When my diet gets put on hold, it's time for another French Dip. Long overdue.

Bad dream?? It might seem that way.
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    I happen to remember those commercials and I know what you mean. Some companies just can't keep their word.
    Posted 11-20-2023 at 09:23 AM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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