Hunting season has begun, and Arby's is offering venison sandwiches to celebrate.
The Atlanta-based fast-food chain announced in a Wednesday news release that restaurants at select locations across six states will have thick-cut venison sandwiches on the menu. Restaurants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- states Arby's said have "heavy deer hunting areas" -- are offering the item starting Oct 31.
The sandwiches have thick-cut venison steak marinated in garlic and cooked for three hours. They're topped with onions and berry sauce in between a toasted roll.
Arby’s Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer Rob Lynch told USA Today that the "100 percent deer meat" comes from the hind quarters of free-range, grass-fed deer.
"Bringing venison to our menu also allows us to continue to set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to proteins," Lynch said. "You simply can’t find this at other restaurant chains."
Arby's said the following restaurants will have venison sandwiches for a limited time that varies by location:
Available Oct. 31-Nov. 3
2044 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37228
Available Nov. 4-63821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wisconsin 54880
1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
348 Lincoln Ave. SE, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
4415 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Available Nov. 12-15
4229 W Vienna Rd., Clio, Michigan 48420
4040 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319
1215 M 89, Plainwell, Michigan 49080
8685 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run, Michigan 48415
Available Nov. 25-28
5205 Library Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102
4260 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue, Pennsylvania 15202
16 Towne Center Drive, Leechburg, Pennsylvania 15656
2539 W State St., New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
2648 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
3224 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania 16105