Arby’s Is Introducing a Spicy Food Challenge with New Diablo Sandwiches & Loaded Fries

Arby's has the meats and the heat, now.

Courtesy of Arby's
Courtesy of Arby’s
Courtesy of Arby’s

More and more fast food restaurants are upping the ante on spicy foods. Just look at¬†Burger King’s Ghost Pepper Whopper.

Arby’s dipped its toes in spicy waters back in January with the brief launch of its Diablo Dare Chicken Sandwich. It’s coming back this fall with some friends. It’ll be accompanied by the new Diablo Loaded Fries and a Diablo Dare Roast Beef Sandwich.

Both the chicken and roast beef sandwiches claim four sources of heat. They get their spice from a fiery hot seasoning, fire-roasted jalape√Īos, Diablo BBQ sauce, and a toasted red chipotle bun. That gets switched up on the Loaded Fries, which are covered in cheddar cheese sauce, as well as fire-roasted jalape√Īos, fiery seasoning, and Diablo BBQ sauce.

This go-round, Arby’s says all Diablo Dare orders come with a free “extingui-shake.” Order the sandwich and the fries-that’s the dare-and you get a free shake to help you cool down.

The Diablo items will hit the menu on October 24. Of course, they will only be around for a little while. But there is nothing more in vogue in fast food than coming up with a great limited-time offer that you can bring back later on. Look at the Mexican Pizza. If you like this, you can always hope it will return to the menu once it’s gone. Everyone loves a comeback story.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram,¬†Twitter,¬†Pinterest,¬†YouTube,¬†TikTok, and¬†Snapchat.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin on Twitter.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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