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Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Type Subsidary
Founded 1964 in Boardman, Ohio
Headquarters Dunwoody, Georgia, United States
No. of locations 3,600 (approx.)
Key people Roland C. Smith, CEO
Tom Garrett, President/COO
Forrest and Leroy Raffel, founders
Industry Fast food
Products Roast beef sandwiches and other fast food
Parent Triarc Companies, Inc.
Slogan I'm thinkin' Arby's
Website www.arbys.com

Arby's is a fast food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triarc. It is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. The company's target market attempts to be more adult-oriented than other fast food restaurants. The Arby's menu also includes appetizers, salads, Market Fresh (deli-style) sandwiches, wraps, and submarine sandwiches. Image File history File links Arby's_logo. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity which is controlled by another entity. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Boardman is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States, just south of Youngstown. ... Dunwoody redirects here. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding A dinner of roast beef, potatoes, and green beans Roast beef (is a cut of beef which is roasted in an oven. ... McDonalds curly fries Curly fries are a kind of french fry famous for their unique spring-like shape. ... Milk and coffee mixing in a Latte A Café Mocha is a variant of a cafe latte. ... A plate of chicken fingers and french fries Chicken Fingers (also called Chicken Tenders or Chicken Strips) are a style of fried chicken that do not include any bones or skin. ... Target market may be defined as a market which an organisation sets its views on, either because it is witnessing an increasing demand for the product produced by the organisation, either because it represents a blue ocean for the organisation to exploit before its competitors get there, so as to... Crudités variés, a typical hors dÅ“uvre in French cuisine Hors dÅ“uvre, (IPA: French but often in English as ; French plural: hors dÅ“uvre, without an extra s; English plural often hors dÅ“uvres), also known as appetizer(s), refer to the food served before or outside... —Cleopatra, in Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra, 1606 A salad is a food item generally served either prior to or after the main dish as a separate course, as a main course in itself, or as a side dish accompanying the main dish. ... The word delicatessen designates a kind of food store. ... A Wrap is a food product consisting of meat, lettuce or other traditional sandwich fillings wrapped in a pita or tortilla shell. ... Quiznos submarine sandwich A submarine sandwich (or just submarine where context would exclude the sea vessel, or even just sub) is any of various sandwiches made on a long roll split lengthwise, especially those including meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and various condiments, sauces or salad. ...

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History

Arby's was founded by Forrest and Leroy Raffel in Ohio in 1964, who were determined to own a fast food franchise based on a food other than hamburgers. The brothers wanted to use the preferred name of "Big Tex", but that name was already being used by an Akron businessman. They eventually decided on the Arby's moniker, based on R.B., the initials of Raffel Brothers [1], thus Arby's, LLC, was born. By coincidence, R.B. can also be short for roast beef, the company's main product, a point which was used when the backronym "America's Roast Beef, Yes Sir" was used as an advertising campaign in the 1980s. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... A backronym (or bacronym) is a phrase that is constructed after the fact from a previously existing abbreviation, the abbreviation being an initialism or an acronym. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


After a long interim between successes, Arby's capital had been quite diminished, so a completely new franchise system had to be devised. The Raffel brothers opened the first new restaurant in Boardman, Ohio (located just outside of Youngstown), on July 23, 1964, where they initially served only roast beef sandwiches, potato chips and drinks. A year later, the first Arby's licensee opened a restaurant in Akron, Ohio. The famous Arby's 'hat' was designed by the original signmakers, Peskin Sign Co (they continue to make signs for Triarc). Expansion to other states began in 1968. Triarc Companies, Inc., purchased Arby’s in 1993. As of 2006, there are over 3500 restaurants. Around that time, more Arby's franchises were operated by RTM Restaurant Group than the franchisor, New York based Triarc[2]. Boardman is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States, just south of Youngstown. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning, Trumbull Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A licensee is a term used in the law of torts to describe a person who is on the property of another, despite the fact that the property is not open to the general public, because the owner of the property has allowed the licensee to enter. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 31, 2005, Triarc announced that it was purchasing RTM and would move their headquarters from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Dunwoody, Georgia. Later that year, Triarc officially bought out RTM. While the restaurant has not been based in the Youngstown area for many years, the chain still has a major presence in the area, including a location on the campus of Youngstown State University as well as numerous sponsorship deals and events within the area. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area [1]  - City 36. ... Dunwoody redirects here. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio US. As of 2005, there were 13,101 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. ...


The nearby Pittsburgh area is also a major market for Arby's, where for decades was the only overlapping area with Northeastern fast-food chain Roy Rogers. Until Hardee's unsuccessful purchase of Roy Rogers in 1990, Arby's had a very minimal presence in the Northeastern United States, especially in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area due to Roy Rogers fans supposedly preferring the taste of Roy Roger's roast beef over Arby's. However, since Roy Roger's rapid decline after the Hardee's takeover (the two restaurants were separated when their parent company at the time, Imasco, sold Hardee's to Carl's Jr. in 1997), Arby's has since expanded their presence in these markets. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... A Roy Rogers Restaurant currently operating at the Indian Castle Service Plaza on the New York State Thruway Roy Rogers Restaurants is a chain of U.S. fast-food family restaurants, numbering over 650 at its peak, named for cowboy actor Roy Rogers. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located primarily in the Eastern half of the United States in Southern, Southeast, and East Coast regions. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... A Carls Jr. ...


Denver and parts of the Southern United States are also major Arby's territories. Denver redirects here. ... Historic Southern United States. ...


Arby's is currently franchised by Triarc, who also franchises T.J. Cinnamons and Pasta Connection and once owned Royal Crown Cola (better known as R.C. Cola), which Arby's sold into the mid-1990s. At the time, this made Arby's one of the only major restaurant chains to sell R.C. Cola instead of Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor authorizes proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, fees and a percentage of sales or profits. ... R.C. Cola (or Royal Crown Cola) is a cola soft drink developed in 1905 by Columbus, Georgia pharmacist Claud A. Hatcher. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ...

Arby's Canadian logo

In early 2006, Arby's Restaurant Group (ARG) signed a contract with Pepsi to be their exclusive soft drink provider. When franchisees' contracts expire with Coca-Cola, they will be required to switch to Pepsi-Cola,[3] the lone exception being the aforementioned Arby's located at YSU because of the University having its own separate contract with Coca-Cola for other university purposes, particularly the athletic department. Image File history File links Arbys_Company_Canadian_Logo. ... Image File history File links Arbys_Company_Canadian_Logo. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi-Cola (often shortened to Pepsi), is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... Pete the Penguin Youngstown State University is in NCAA Division I. Nicknamed the Penguins, they play in the Horizon League and Gateway Football Conference, and compete in the following sports: Baseball (men) Basketball (men/women) Cross Country (men/women) Football (men) Golf (men/women) Soccer (women) Softball (women) Swimming and...


In February of 2006, Arby's became the first national fast food chain to claim to not use any artificial additives in its chicken products; along with this claim came an advertising campaign which criticized Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King for their use of additives such as water, salt and phosphates in their chicken products. Wendys is an international chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. ...


In November 2006, Arby's announced that they were eliminating all trans-fats from their menu, to be implemented by May 2007, being the first major fast-food restaurant to do so. However, as of December 2007, Arby's online nutritional guide shows that small amounts of trans-fat can still be found in some of their products[4].


The chain adopted an experimental mascot in the early 2000s, in addition to the cowboy hat, which was an anthropomorphic oven mitt, who appeared on the company's television commercials and print advertisements. He was voiced by actor Tom Arnold. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... An oven glove, or oven mitt, is a insulated mitten thats usually worn in the kitchen to protect the wearers hand from hot objects like ovens, stoves, cookware etc. ... Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... Thomas Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. ...


Today

Arby's franchise in Midland, MI

Triarc and its Arby's franchise subsidiary, Arby's Restaurant Group, is the largest owner of Arby's franchises. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 535 KB) Summary An Arbys fast food franchise in Midland, Michigan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 535 KB) Summary An Arbys fast food franchise in Midland, Michigan. ... Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. ...


Arby's is currently sponsoring Matt Kenseth, a NASCAR driver, who was also featured in a television commercial for the company. In accordance with this sponsorship, Arby's has promised to give away free medium curly fries on the Monday following any of his race wins. Customers need only bring in an official race result from a newspaper or website[5]. Matt Kenseths 2004 car being pushed out by his crew 2007 Busch Series car 2007 Cup car Matthew Roy Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is a stock car racing driver for the Roush Fenway Racing team in NASCARs Nextel Cup series. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...


Arby's is currently in the process of phasing in a new oven toasted subs sandwich line, which is currently available at limited number of stores. This line will be in addition to its Market Fresh line and its classic roast beef line of sandwiches.


Arby's currently uses the slogan "I'm thinkin' Arby's."


Competition

Due to Arby's always focusing on roast beef and shunning burgers, Arby's was able to grow without any major competition. For decades, their main competitor had been Hardee's, who despite mostly being a burger chain, has always offered the Big Roast Beef on their menu. Arby's also competed with smaller regional chains that sold roast beef such as Roy Rogers and Rax, the latter of which is the closest to being identical to Arby's. Coincedently, both chains were purchased by Hardee's, but later split off because of failures in converting both over to Hardee's. Both are still in existence as independent chains, but pose no threat to Arby's today. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article is about the food item. ... Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, located primarily in the Eastern half of the United States in Southern, Southeast, and East Coast regions. ... A Roy Rogers Family Restaurant currently operating at the Indian Castle Service Plaza on the New York State Thruway Roy Rogers Family Restaurants is a chain of U.S. fast-food family restaurants, numbering over 800 at its peak, named for cowboy actor Roy Rogers. ... Rax is a small regional U.S. fast food restaurant chain specializing in roast beef sandwiches, formerly based in Columbus, Ohio. ...


Today, Arby's main competition are sandwich shops such as Subway, Quiznos, and Panera Bread that better compete with Arby's unusual hybrid of deli-like sandwiches while otherwise being a traditional fast-food chain. Hardee's is still somewhat of a competitor since they still offer the Big Roast Beef chainwide, but have placed more emphasis back on the burgers in recent years with their Thickburger lineup. SUBWAY® is the name of a franchise fast food restaurant that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ... Quiznos Sub is a fast-food sandwich chain that specializes in toasted submarine sandwiches. ... Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), is a chain of bakery-café restaurants in the United States which sell breads, sandwiches, soups, and bakery items; some locations offer pizza and a house brand of organic potato chips. ...


Current menu

In all of the ARG stores they offer the following lineups:

  • Roast Beef Sandwiches: Junior, Regular, Medium, Large, Super, Beef 'n Cheddar, Bacon Beef 'n Cheddar, Arby's Melt, along with the Ham Melt and the ArbyQ.
  • Chicken Sandwiches: Chicken Breast Fillet, Bacon & Swiss, and Cordon Bleu in either crispy or grilled chicken.
  • Market Fresh: Ham & Swiss, Turkey & Swiss, Roast Beef & Swiss, Turkey Ranch & Bacon, Chicken Salad, BLT, Turkey Reuben, and Corned Beef Reuben. All of these can be placed on Bread or Tortilla Wrap (Wraps on request only).
  • Toasted Subs: Turkey Bacon Club, Philly Beef, French Dip & Swiss, Classic Italian, Meatball, and Chicken Parmesan.
  • Fryer Products: Curly Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Tenders, Potato Bites, with stores given a choice of Jalepeno Bites or Onion Petals.
  • Salads: Martha's Vineyard, Chicken Club, and Sante Fe.
  • Kids Meals: Jr Roast Beef, Mini Ham & Swiss, Mini Turkey & Swiss, and Chicken Tenders.
  • Shakes & Desserts: Vanilla, Chocolate, Jamocha, and Strawberry shakes, although some stores will replace the Strawberry with a promotional shake. Apple or Cherry Turnovers along with optional Chocolate chunk cookies.
  • Breakfast: Biscuit, Croissant, and Sourdough in either ham, sausage, or bacon with additions of swiss or american cheese and an egg patty. Along with this is the Wrap that has the choice of the meat. Some restaurants also offer Toast Stix, Blueberry Muffins, and Sausage Gravy. The biscuit also has an option of chicken tenders for a meat.
  • Drinks: With the change to Pepsi they offer the following: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Sierra Mist, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, and Tropicana Sugar Free Lemonade. At some stores they also offer Diet Mountain Dew, Lipton Raspberry Ice Tea, Diet Dr Pepper, SOBE Energy Drink and Wild Cherry Pepsi among several other optional choices.

Options in some regions also include Homestyle Fries, Potato Cakes, Pepper Jack Melt, and TJ Cinnamons. Potato Cakes have recently been placed as a local store marketing option which is identical to the breakfast lineup.


References

  1. ^ http://www.arbysrestaurant.com/inpage/about-history.cfm
  2. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EUY/is_21_11/ai_n13831213
  3. ^ http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=78265&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=797826&highlight=
  4. ^ http://www.arbys.com/nutrition/
  5. ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-225freefries,0,3602654.story

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Urban Legends Reference Pages: Arby's Liquid Meat (714 words)
I heard from a friend, who I consider a reliable source, that Arby's Roast Beef arrives at the restaurant in liquid form, then is heated to a solid, sliced, and sold as roast beef.
According to scuttlebutt, the meat used by that chain in its sandwiches isn't actually beef but is instead an imitation foodstuff arrived at by reconstituting a powder, gel, paste, or liquid, then shaping the resultant mass into something approaching the appearance of a cut of meat before roasting, cooling, and slicing it.
Arby's derived its name, by the way, from the phonetic sound of the initials R.B. However, the "R.B." does not, as many folks conclude, represent "roast beef" but rather "Raffel Brothers," the restaurant equipment business owned and operated by Forrest and Leroy Raffel that was the forerunner to the successful sandwich chain.
Arby's Community: Arby's Foundation (173 words)
Arby’s is grounded in the belief that every individual has the power to make a difference.
As a corporate citizen we feel it is our responsibility to be an active participant in improving the quality of life of the people and communities we serve.
Combining Arby’s support with donations from franchisees, suppliers, employees, customers and sponsors, the Foundation has given over $25 million to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and its local agencies in 25 cities across the US.
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