About once a month we go to Arby's to have one or more of their Reuban sandwiches. A Reuban is made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island or Russian dressing on rye bread and then grilled. Every once in awhile Arby's will publish a coupon allowing a customer to buy up to 6 Reuban sandwiches at one time at $4 each. These are good Reuban sandwiches but most people, mainly New Yorkers, think of them as made on deli seeded rye bread while Arby's rye is a soft almost wheat like bread making it taste different but are they good! With a soda or coffee and fries lunch comes to about $10.
On the other hand like most full-service restaurants Outback's prices have been going higher every week and customers, especially at lunch, are getting less and less and they have been emailing coupons for specials each week. Three weeks ago they offered a 11 ounce sirloin steak, fries and a soda for $17.99 plus tax and tip and was a good buy except we forgot to tell them to go easy on the 17 seasonings they use but we ate it all!
Two weeks ago their special was a 'blooming' onion with a cheeseburger each, fries and a soft drink which I think cost $13.99 Their onion is a treat and though the burger is cooked to order (I like it as rare as I can get it which is not easy to get beef cooked that way in restaurants!) I don't particularly like all the fillings added.
Last, but not least, week they had a special of a steak or a chicken (the latter Australian 'done') breast plus a choice of a side (we each took a baked potato) bread and a soft drink or a glass of beer. (Oh yes, talking about the bread--if you look in the last picture you will see half of a loaf left and 2 butter servings--Allen doesn't eat butter but we each have a loaf of bread!)
I've been looking forward each week to the emails from both companies and all you have to do is send them your email address. Plus Outback has a reward system which I haven't figured out yet how it works but have gotten 2-$5 rewards so far.