Bacon Deals: Free Arby’s Roastburger with Bacon


Arby’s is introducing a new menu item called the “Roastburger” and they’re giving it away for free until March 14th with a coupon. It claims to be the burger done right, but we will have to wait and see.

Here is what Steve Davis, Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer, has to say about the Roastburger:

“Roastburgers offer a tasty new way for burger lovers to satisfy their cravings while avoiding burger boredom. At Arby’s, we’re always looking for new ways to offer our customers something different and better in fast food.”

They will come in three different flavors:

  • All-American Roastburger – sliced roast beef, fresh lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup, mustard and a secret sauce served on a specialty roll
  • Bacon and Bleu Cheese Roastburger – roast beef, pepper bacon, a tangy bleu cheese spread, lettuce, tomato and onion on a specialty roll
  • Bacon and Cheddar Roastburger – roast beef, pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion on a specialty roll

I really like pepper bacon, I just hope it’s good quality and they cook it correctly. Be sure to print out the coupon and give it a try. If you do, please let us (the Bacon Nation) know what you think about it.

Bacon Live: Last Week was Sean Week

With all the excitement of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival I forgot to post the show notes to last week’s show. We talked about how the week seemed to focus a lot on Sean since it was the first time I introduced my readers to him. We then moved on to bigger and better things like BLTs and bootlegging movies.

The recording of this week’s show will be delayed one day so I can help my good friend deal with a horrible tragedy. I am not sure if I want to go in to detail about it on this blog, but just know that it’s a family that is very dear to the Bacon Nation.

On show #018:
Sean Brett week; found picture; master plan; crime in the Bacon Nation; BLT conservancy; toast vs. white bread; sour dough; Bob Evens; old people; Pirate Bay; corps don’t get it; bootlegging help the box-office; also DVD sales; Sean not being in a movie; Icecube; day of rest; laws; killer chimps; Sea Quest; nerd talk; Never Ending Story; and more…

Download the MP3 or check out our ustream video: Bacon TV – 005

If you have suggestions or topics please share via a comment or join us live!

Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

Bacon is the New Black


Heather just brought to my attention that Joe Juice did a blog post about the fashion at this years Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. It seems at the festival bacon is the new black. Everyone was wearing it and it looked great.

plateThe two shirts above are my favorites, but I think I might be a little partial to one of them. Remember, you can buy the Enjoy Bacon shirt from my Etsy store.

Also if you are looking for some really great photos of the Festival check out Philip Luedtke’s flickr set. You can learn more about the photographer at his website

Check out Joe’s post and Philip’s photos, then let us know what your favorites are.

2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Recap


This year the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival was bigger, better, and greasier than the one before it. It started off great with a five course bacon meal at Café di Scala in Des Moines on Wednesday. Heather did a nice post about the whole meal; I will be doing my own in the near future. The bacon eating contest was a sight to see and the bacon explosion also made an appearance at this year’s event.

If you missed it here is a recap of the coverage by media and other bloggers:

Here is a video of this years bacon eating contest:

Manni wins the contest for the second year in a row.

Here are a few of my favorite Tweets from the event:
(You can see them all here)

BaconUnwrapped: Overheard at Bacon Fest “I don’t know what to do next. More bacon…or more beer…”

BBQAddictsJason: 30 Bacon Explosions – #brbf

sunsetcitybbq: is enjoying all the pics on Twitter from the Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest! Bacon ROCKS!

That’s all the coverage of could pull together so far. If you have anything else let me know and I will update this post with it. Also, I will be doing posts on all the bacon producers and venues that supported this year’s event.

To everyone that attended and was a part of the Second Annual Bacon Festival, “Thank you and hope to see you all next year”!

The photo at the beginning of this post is of all the great minds of the Bacon Nation meeting together for the first time. From left to right, Brooks Reynolds (one of the master minds of BRBF), Heather Lauer of Bacon Unwrapped, Jason Mosley (Mr Baconpants), and Jason Day (one half of the Bacon Explosion BBQ team).

Moose in Des Moines Love Bacon


Yesterday morning Marshall Porter, a founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, and I were on the Morning Moose radio show. We talked about the event and gave way two tickets. You can listen to the interview below.

Download the MP3

After the interview Sean and I took a trip out to Vande Rose Farms to see how they make the best bacon in Iowa. We got a lot of great footage for the documentary. It was refreshing to see how good bacon is made, a lot of time and care goes in this product. I can’t wait to enjoy it with fellow bacon lovers this Saturday.

Enjoy Bacon!

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival on the NEWS

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and I were featured on WHOtv in Des Monies during the 10 o’clock News. They talked about the amazing bacon dinner and documentary Sean and I are filming. Check out the video below.

My favorite quote from the video is from Brooks Reynolds, one of the founders of Bacon Fest: “Napa has wine, Wisconsin has cheese, and Iowa has BACON”!

Here is a link to some of the local coverage we got in the Des Moines Register.

On Our Way to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival


We (Sean, Beth, and I) are officially on our way to the 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Monies Iowa. It will be a 12 hour drive from Pittsburgh, and I plan to document the drive down. That way I have something to post for Wednesday.

At this years event, Sean and I have a lot of big plans. We are going to make a Bacon Documentary around the Festival. We have some free time in our shooting schedule during this week, so if you know any bacon related places we should shoot in Des Monies let us know. I think if everything goes as planned this is will be amazing.

If you can’t wait for Saturday, here are a few post I did of last years event to hold you over.

This year Heather from Bacon Unwrapped and the Bacon Explosion guys are coming. I can’t wait to Enjoy bacon and beer with both of them! Well them and everyone else that made last years event so memorable. I <3 DM! If you want to follow the trip as it happens, follow MrBaconpants on Twitter.