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Arby's is causing brisket prices to skyrocket!

http://www.tmbbq.com/brisketisback/

I had the sandwich, to was alright. Didn't have any idea prices would go up for brisket.

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 981
    Not such great news.
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 441
    I can only get briskest from a butcher, it's $4.25/lbs, last year was $3.99/lbs so not a bad increase
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,821
    edited May 2014
    Like I've always said, eff Arby's. That crap is disgusting. Guess I better wander down to Walmart and grab a few packers for the summer before they start getting Snake River prices for regular old brisket. I blame you guys and Aaron Franklin for the increased popularity of brisket...
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,019
    A couple of months ago I told @cazzy I thought brisket had passed a tipping point nationally.  He thought I was nuts.  I think he still does.  He might be right.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,306
    A couple of months ago I told @cazzy I thought brisket had passed a tipping point nationally.  He thought I was nuts.  I think he still does.  He might be right.  
    Well, Cazzy maybe right about you being nuts, but as far as brisket passing the tipping point, you were/are smack on. Local butcher tells me he used to see one or two requests for brisket a month, now he sees at least two or thee every week. 

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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,709
    My Walmart has choice packers for $1.67 per pound. I'm not worried.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001

    My Walmart has choice packers for $1.67 per pound. I'm not worried.

    Where?
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,821
    Picked up a couple nice ones at Whole Foods today for $3.99 which is cheap for them...but that makes it half the price of Snake River, and Wagyu is worth the up charge.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,019
    Picked up a couple nice ones at Whole Foods today for $3.99 which is cheap for them...but that makes it half the price of Snake River, and Wagyu is worth the up charge.
    That is cheap for WF.  My WF is typically charging around $6 a lb for whole packers.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,268
    Dang. I wish I still lived in TX. Too hard and expensive to find a decent packer here.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,915
    Like I've always said, eff Arby's. That crap is disgusting.

    About a year ago Arby's bombarded the local airwaves with some beef sandwich and I finally tried it - what a letdown and I never went back. Then a few months ago they did it again with their new deli style Reuben sandwich which was horrible! I picked the meat and cheese out of that sandwich - wiped the sauce off and ate what I could, but the bread and all else went in the trash! After 2 strikes I assume this brisket sandwich would be strike 3 but I don't intend to even find out!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,821
    Picked up a couple nice ones at Whole Foods today for $3.99 which is cheap for them...but that makes it half the price of Snake River, and Wagyu is worth the up charge.
    That is cheap for WF.  My WF is typically charging around $6 a lb for whole packers.  

    8.99 a pound for a flat, 3.99 for packer...go figure...
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,709
    My Walmart has choice packers for $1.67 per pound. I'm not worried.
    Where?

    I snagged three of them last weekend at the Walmart in Sunset Valley (290 and Mopac). Went back today and they were back up to 2.44, which is their normal price.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I got three at my Heb. Choice for $2.75
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 774
    edited May 2014
    A couple of months ago I told @cazzy I thought brisket had passed a tipping point nationally.  He thought I was nuts.  I think he still does.  He might be right.  
    I had the same thought when I saw my hipster animal rights activist cousin chowing down on what was some pretty damn good brisket and loving every bite at a wedding reception last fall. Totally went against that meat is murder mantra, but she didn't seem to care.

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