Is Arby’s Roast Beef Gluten Free?

Is Arby's Roast Beef Gluten Free

Is Arby’s Roast Beef Gluten-Free?

Arby’s Roast Beef is gluten-free. It contains no wheat, barley, rye, or oats.

Arby’s roast beef is gluten-free if you are only ordering the meat. However, usually, the roast beef is served as part of a sandwich or gyro. The sandwich bread and gyro both contain gluten, so if you need to avoid gluten, you will have to see if they would prepare the meat alone for you.

About Arby’s Roast Beef

Arby’s is most famous for its roast beef sandwiches. The roast beef sandwiches have become synonymous with the fast-food chain, though they have branched out to include other meats as well.

Arby’s was started by the Raffel brothers, Leroy and Forrest. They founded their roast beef sandwich shop in Ohio in 1964. They named the restaurant Arby’s to represent the initials “RB” for Raffel Brothers. The brothers wanted to do something out of the box and get away from the classic burger fast-food chains that were beginning to dominate the United States.

People love Arby’s roast beef because it Is a quick sandwich that is heartier than a sub sandwich but lighter than a burger. Arby’s roast beef features thinly sliced roast beef and today they sell the sandwich in different sizes, so you can decide how much beef you want.

Arby’s also sells the roast beef sandwich with cheddar sauce. The cheddar cheese sauce is gluten-free, but it does have maltodextrin that is processed from corn.

Many people also choose to eat their Arby’s roast beef with the signature Arby’s sauce. The Arby’s sauce is also gluten-free. Arby’s sauce is similar to a peppery barbecue sauce with a deep red flavor.

If you are a fan of eating roast beef with horseradish, Arby’s also has a signature “horsey” sauce that is a creamy horseradish-based sauce. The horsey sauce is also gluten-free.

If you eat the traditional Arby’s sandwich, it is served on a sesame seed bun. The Arby’s beef and cheddar sandwich is served on an onion bun. If you want to make your gluten-free bun and eat Arby’s roast beef, an onion bun can complete the flavor profile.


The Arby’s roast beef sandwich has:

  • Roast beef
  • Onion Bun or a Sesame Bun
    • The onion and sesame buns contain:
    • Wheat flour
    • Yeast
    • Water
    • Sugar
    • Salt
    • Milk
    • Onion or sesame seeds (depending on which bun you get).

Nutritional Information

The following tables have the nutritional information for the Arby’s roast beef sandwich (which includes the sesame seed bun).

Serving Size 154g
Calories 360
Calories From Fat 120


  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value (estimate)
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 970mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g  
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A   0%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   6%
Iron   25%

If you are looking to just eat the gluten-free Arby’s roast beef, the following table has the nutritional information.

Nutrient Value
Calories 410 kCal
Total Carbs 2g
Protein 41g
Fat 26g
Sodium 1700mg


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