Arby's to Drop Sweatsuit That Smells Like Smoked Meat and People Have Thoughts

Arby's is celebrating the launch of its Real Country Style Rib Sandwich with the announcement of a limited run of sweatsuits that smell like smoked meat.




Arby’s announced Tuesday that the fast food sandwich chain is celebrating the debut of its Real Country Style Rib Sandwich with the limited launch of Smoked Sweats, which is a burgundy sweatsuit, made in collaboration with the apparel company Stateline, that smells like smoked meat. 

“When you’re sitting in a smokehouse, smoking the meat for Arby’s Real Country Style Rib Sandwich for hours and hours over real hickory wood, your brain starts to wander,” Arby’s said on its website. “You begin to wonder what a pair of premium sweats might smell like if they, too, were smoked over hickory wood for hours. Well, Arby’s found out.” 

Smoked Sweats will be available on Oct. 4 at noon EST. Hoodies will cost $65, while the sweatpants will run you $50. 

Arby’s latest sweatsuit offering comes nearly four years after Arby’s held a giveaway where people needed to use the hashtag #meatsweats while showcasing their favorite way to enjoy meat on social media in order to score a sweatsuit that featured a close-up shot of meat slices. 

The overwhelming response to the announcement of Smoked Sweats was the same, tiresome meat sweats joke, but some people expressed some real concerns about how repugnant it can be wearing the meat-scented sweatsuit, or be around the person who actually chose to cop one. 

You can check out some reactions to the news below.

New thing to worry about when traveling: that I might be seated next to someone wearing Arby's Smoked Sweats on the plane.

— Maura Elizabeth Cunningham 马丽娜 (@mauracunningham) September 30, 2021

What? I love Arby's even if my local one closes at 7. But who in the hell want's a smoked meat sweatsuit? Sure I love the smell of some good meat smoking but I don't want to wear it I want to eat it!

— Kristo Karl (@KarlKristo) September 30, 2021

Doing too much.

— Hilluminati (@bryanedwardhill) September 29, 2021

Do you love @Arbys? Right now they're offering you the "meat sweats". For real. This should actually be called bear bait:

— Mike Hsu (@MikeHsuAAF) September 30, 2021

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