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Arby's goes vegetarian for Leap Day

Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 10:17:52-05

Talk about taking a leap. 

Arby's is unveiling a vegetarian menu on Feb. 29, Leap Day.

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According to a press release from the company, the meat-based sandwiches the chain is known for are still available, but so is an entire vegetarian menu. 

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The menu will offer sandwiches such as the Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, featuring Gouda cheese, mayo and BBQ sauce-- and no brisket. 

Or the Loaded Italian Sandwich, with melted cheese, banana peppers, shredded lettuce, tomato and red onion, with red vinaigrette and garlic ailoi on an Italian style roll-- without the salami and pepperoni. 

In other words, the menu is made up of Arby's signature meals, minus the meat. So, lots of condiments on bread. 

There are always French fries and mozzarella sticks, of course!

"At Arby's, we're proud of our meats, but we also understand that meat isn't for everyone," Rob Lynch, chief marketing officer and brand president of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., said in a news release.  "So we've decided to give vegetarians a reason to visit Arby's on Leap Day by offering a one-day menu designed specifically for them.  If it goes well, we'll likely bring back the vegetarian menu on Feb. 29 each year."

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