Arby's got it's start when food service veterans Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened the first the first one in Boardman, Ohio on July 23, 1964, customers enjoyed roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and Texas-sized iced teas. The brothers decided on the name Arby's, because it stands for R.B., the initials of the Raffel Brothers - although many suspect the R.B. stands for roast beef.
They believed there was a market opportunity for a fast food franchise based on a food other than hamburgers. They couldn't have been more right!
The brothers wanted to call their restaurants "Big Tex," but that name was being used by an Akron business.
In 1993 Arby's was acquired by Triarc companies. This resulted in further changes with the market fresh lineup being introduced in 2001 that included deli style sandwiches and salads. A further expansion of the line occurred with wraps introduced in 2003. This was further expanded in 2007 with the toasted sub line.
Here's an Arby's commercial about the freshness of Arby's meats being sliced fresh, daily, from every single Arby's restaurant. The commercial stars famous celebrity investigator Bo Dietl.
They're always looking for dedicated men and women to join their team. Take a look at the current job opportunities to see if working for their fast-paced and exciting restaurant company is right for you.
When you work a part time job for Arby's you will find they are a place where innovation is the order of the day, respect is a must, and teamwork is part of the fun.