Updated 6:52 p.m.
Kyle Gorcey of Pittsburgh didn’t eat the Arby’s venison sandwich his dad brought him Friday night.
So, after a few days, he turned to Craigslist.
Up for sale is a Limited Edition Arby’s Venison Sandwich. Sold out everywhere!!! Purchased from the Bellview location. Customers were only allowed to purchase two!!! Currently in sitting in my refrigerator. Also comes with Arby’s sauce and their Horseradish sauce in the bag. Does not come with fries. Still in paper bag. I would open it up but I do not wish to taint the sandwich in any way.
Don’t miss out on this rare delight! You might never get a chance again!!!
The condition? “Like new”
The price? $500.
“I see everybody selling those NES Classic Edition and those Hatchimals. They are selling for three to four times their original price! You never know what people will buy,” Gorcey told The Incline in an email.
“And I need to pay off my college loans,” he said, adding that he went to Robert Morris University for journalism.
So what’s so special about the sandwich? It’s described by USA Today as being “a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions with a berry sauce on a toasted roll” made of “100% deer meat” from “premium cut top and bottom round steaks from the hind quarter of the deer.”
Venison has health benefits as a lean meat full of protein, pointed out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which added that the test helped the chain “connect with the nation’s 20 million hunters, a group that overlaps heavily with its customer base.”
Arby’s also offered the sandwiches in Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin at different times, and its five Pennsylvania test sites were all in the western part of the state: Bethel Park, Bellevue, Leechburg and three locations in New Castle.
Only offered for the weekend here, the sandwiches sold quickly, despite the limit of two per customer.
“Guest reaction in the Pennsylvania restaurants offering venison was incredible. All restaurants offering the product sold out on the first day of the promotion,” Luke DeRouen, Arby’s spokesman, told The Incline in an email.
Gorcey said his dad went to the Bellevue location late Friday —the first day of the offer — and bought two sandwiches. He said by then the store had sold nearly two-thirds of its supply. Gorcey’s dad ate his sandwich and thought it was delicious, Gorcey said. He wants it to be added to the menu.
And while the price was set to help pay Gorcey’s college loans, he’s willing to negotiate. But the offer has to be good. He’s already turned down one offer on the sandwich — three Arby’s roast beef sandwiches.
“I’m holding out for something a bit more. I’m not sure how long it will last, I might freeze or just eat it,” he said.