Roast Beast Sandwich At Universal Orlando –Review

In some households, the tradition exists to read The Night Before Christmas, on Christmas Eve. Now, I feel many Universal theme park fans could read How The Grinch Stole Christmas instead. Furthermore, Universal theme park fans could have a Grinch themed party. Dr. Seuss wrote: “He took the Who’s feast, he took the Who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.” Now in Seuss Landing area of Islands of Adventure, guests find Who hash at Green Eggs and Ham. Recently, a “Roast Beast” sandwich appeared at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous.  Guests can pretend to be the Grinch with those feast items.

Sorry, this roast beast sandwich repels my vegan friends. This is not the herbivore sandwich over at Burger Digs. In fairness, this concept serves as the opposite. In fact, I am surprised they did not use meat as the bread also for this concoction.

So, what should we expect if we buy this sandwich? First, you must go to Circus McGurkus. Second, you will need to find it open. This food location, over last few years, runs shorter operating hours. Lunch hours should serve you well though. Guests should expect operating hours to be like 11am-4pm. Menu description for sandwich reads “French onion soup dipped Roast beef, meatloaf, secret sauce, Cheddar cheese sauce, mini meatloaf sandwich, pretzel bun.”

Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

The flavor of this sandwich works for a hearty theme park meal. Still, the messy factor ranks high with this one. Fans of pretzel bun and cheese will enjoy the flavor balance. The soft pretzel could simply be dipped in the cheese. The meatloaf fails to be gourmet but adds to the sandwich very well. Even the mini meatloaf sandwich on top tastes above average. The French onion flavor does permeate the main proteins on this sandwich. The roast beef portion size grade well for theme park food.

Most importantly though, Universal Orlando appears to be returning to the misleading combo meal/platter menu descriptions. Though it may not be clear on menu board, the sandwich and fries cost $15.99. For record, fries are not great at this location but are including with sandwich. There is a combo meal that also comes with a Caesar side salad for $18.79. If you want a salad, adding this may be a good value. However, some guests felt they only got fries with the combo. Since you made it this far in the article, that reward should serve you well. In addition, this sandwich fails to appear in the Universal Orlando app for mobile ordering.

Circus McGurkus has a well-earned reputation for below average theme park food. May be too early to tell, but guest should hope this sandwich stick around.


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