Arby’s was founded by Leroy and Forrest Raffel in 1964 in Boardman, Ohio. They dealt in restaurant equipment and the also believed that there was an opportunity to open a fast-food franchise with something, beside Hamburgers.
The first restaurant was opened in Boardman, Ohio, on July 23, 1964. At first they served only sandwiches, potato chips, soft drinks and roast beef. The business went well and another restaurant had been opened in Akron, Ohio in a year. Three years later, in 1968, Arby started its expansion starting with Detroit and Pittsburg. During 1970’s the expansion went at good pace and reached 50 stores in a year. During the expansion, Arby’s had created new menu items: jamocha shakes, beef and cheddar, curly fries and two signature sauces – Arby’s barbeque and horsey sauce. In 1981, chicken had been added to the menu and opened its 1000th store. In 1991 it became the first restaurant to offer a “light” menu with several salads and sandwiches with less than 300 calories and 94% fat free. Olive Garden Coupons
In 1984 Arby’s was purchased by DWG Corporation. Later on, a former PepsiCo executive, Don Pierce, had resurrected it with additional funding, but his concept received poor marks later on, in 1997 and sold their locations to RTM restaurant group. In 2002, Arby’s jumped back into action by purchasing its second largest franchisee – Sybra.inc. In 2008 Arby’s and Wendy’s were united into Arby’s/Wendy’s group by Triarc and in January, 2011, were split and Arby’s part was sold to Roark Capital Group.
Today, Arby’s have more than 3.600 restaurants. The brand is still as popular, it offers wide range of dishes, great service, it has many branches and it is liked by many clients for its “Arby coupons”. Arby’s coupon works like any other coupons from Macdonald’s, Ihop or other restaurant. Such coupons give you an opportunity to have a free dish, for example: free 12oz shake, fries and drink, a sandwich, etc. (the discount is indicated in Arby’s coupon). There are two kinds of coupons: Arby’s printable coupons, which are available in magazines and internet coupons that are available on the official web-site. To know, when Arby’s coupons are released (both printable and digital ones), one should register on their web site to receive all the news via e-mail.