Arby's tests venison burger at select locations

(Courtesy Arby's)

Arby’s is best known for its sliced roast beef but this fall, the chain is taking its “we have the meats slogan” pretty seriously.

On Tuesday, the Atlanta-based company announced that it will begin testing venison (that’s deer meat for all the non-hunters out there) sandwiches in select markets at the end of October.

The new sandwich is a thick-cut venison steak made from top and bottom round steaks from the hind quarter of the deer, topped with crispy onions and a sweet-tart berry sauce.

Arby’s says it’s sourcing the new meat offering from free-range farmed deer that feed on grass, and Rob Lynch, Arby’s Brand President & Chief Marketing Officer, says he is confident that "deer hunters are going to love this sandwich."

On Twitter, the announcement gave way to plenty of surprised reactions-- plus some very clever puns-- on the new offering.

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