Irish Beef, Inc., has acquired 8 Arby’s locations from Cardinal RB Arizona, LLC in the Tucson market. The new buyers also signed an agreement with the brand to open an additional 4 units there in the next three years. Irish Beef is a Dallas-based restaurant management and investment company that acquires and develops the Arby’s brand in various U.S. markets.
Jami Salyer, will oversee all Tucson restaurants operations for Irish Beef, the development of the 4 new units, and the hiring of 100 new team members. “I am so excited for the changes we’re making and for the opportunity to be part of this group,” said Salyer. “I know our guests are going to love the new Arby’s, and I’m proud to lead Arby’s future growth in my hometown and to be deeply involved in the community.”
She said the first of the 4 new Arby’s will open later this year, and remodeling will be complete on at least two of the 8 existing locations before the end of 2017. The brand’s Inspire restaurant design includes an enhanced new look featuring contemporary colors, décor, and lighting. With warm woods, subway tile finishes, communal tables, and a more open kitchen. It’s all part of the company’s new design and menu enhancements.
Irish Beef plans to grow in Arby’s markets throughout the country, primarily by purchasing units from legacy operators looking to retire.
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