Has an Arby’s Re-Opened in Midtown?
Ever since the food court in the Manahttan Mall closed, faux roast beef lovers throughout Manhattan have been mourning the loss of the city’s only Arby’s. But according to this email, there may be some sort of light at the end of the dark, beef and cheeseless tunnel:
I was outside eating lunch sitting by the fountain in front of the Chase building (on 6th Ave. btw. 49+50th) and saw a girl walk by with a clear plastic Arby’s cup with some sort of colorful, fruity, frozen concoction. It looked like she just got it as it was filled to the top. She was practically running by otherwise I would’ve asked her what she was drinking and from where. What’s up with that?! Did an Arby’s pop up around here undetected?
Interesting… there are many of explanations (which don’t involve a new Midtown Arby’s) for how this mysterious cup could have shown up on 6th Ave. & 50th St. Check them out, after the jump…
1. The person is a disgusting human being. First, for re-using an Arby’s cup, but secondly, for walking around in Midtown with it, thereby fooling Arby’s fans into getting excited for no reason. Either way, it’s shameful.
2. They got the drink in Jersey, and then took the train into Midtown with it… although this theory is debunked by the emailer specifically noting that the cup was practically filled the top. I don’t think a full Arby’s shake is going to make that journey.
3. There is a new Arby’s in Midtown!?!?
4. The person who sent the email is on crack.
I’m going to hope for 3, while secretly knowing it’s probably 4. Anybody have an idea how this could happen, or any intel about a new Arby’s in Midtown? Please post it in the comments, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Are there any readers in the blogosphere more kickass than Midtown Lunch readers? Post goes up at 2:57pm. At 3:10, mystery solved. Courtesy of Shauna in the comments:
IT’S NOT ARBY’S. It’s the fruit stand on 50th b/w 6th and 7th aves. I got a smoothie the other day (hey, coulda been me walking by) and they serve them in a plastic Arby’s cup. My coworker freaked cause she thought Arby’s was back in full effect. Sadly, it was just a bangin $3 tropical shake.
To the emailer: Was this the girl you saw?