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2009_11_arbys.jpgSlate ponders the myriad reasons why Arby's has floundered during the recession, despite the awe-inspiring fact that one can purchase, ahem, five regular roast beef sandwiches for $5. In addition to zero nutrition concern, no memorable ad campaigns and any notable sides, the bottom line is that the food at Arby's really sucks: "As I scoured the menu—the gyro, the french dip, the patty melt—I had difficulty identifying anything that had gone through less processing than uranium. A few bites of a roast beef sandwich slathered with goopy cheddar sauce, and I was done." [Slate]