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Arby's celebrates its 60th birthday with a potato cake

The fast-food chain bestows a gift on fans with the return of a favorite side.
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A necklace commemorating "The Order of Potato Cakes" is one item in a line of merchandise promoting the return of Potato Cakes. | Photo courtesy of Arby's

In celebration of its 60th birthday this month, Arby’s is treating fans to Potato Cakes.

Alas, these cakes won’t be decked out with candles. Instead, the crispy shredded wedge-shaped potato cakes are returning as a savory side on Monday for a limited time. They’re available nationwide, starting at $2.39 for a three-piece order.

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Arby's returns Potato Cakes to the menu for a limited time after a three-year absence. | Photo courtesy of Arby's

According to Atlanta-based Arby’s, Potato Cakes have developed a cult following and devotees have been petitioning for their return on social channels since they were taken off the menu in 2021. As an extra gift, the fast-food chain is welcoming fans to a group called The Order of Potato Cakes, led by actor Kyle MacLachlan.

“As a Potato Cakes devotee myself, I’m proud to enlighten all Potato Cakes lovers about the return of our cherished menu item,” said MacLachlan in a statement. “We’ve been waiting three long years, and our voices have finally been heard. Potato Cakes are back at Arby’s thanks to The Powers that Beef!”

The celebration continues on July 9 when a line of merchandise branded for “The Order” goes live on ArbysShop.com. There’s a Potato Cake amber necklace, candle, enamel pin, t-shirt and hoodie on sale, while supplies last.

Arby’s is one of the most active restaurant brands when it comes to merchandising products that tie into menu promotions. Last month, the chain gave customers a chance to win the Arby’s Burger Driver, a custom golf club, to promote the menu’s chef-inspired burgers for Father's Day. ArbysShop.com has everything from branded socks to pajamas, hats, jewelry and sweatshirts for sale. 

And on the more premium side, the chain recently released a $60 limited-edition smoked bourbon infused with the flavor of its smoked brisket sandwich.

 

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