ATLANTA, Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. is opening its second Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES or the Exchange)-operated Arby's(R) restaurant in the Exchange at Ft. Stewart, Georgia on April 15. Military personnel and their families stationed at or visiting Ft. Stewart will be able to enjoy Arby's full menu including its classic Roast Beef sandwiches, Curly Fries, Jamocha Shakes and Market Fresh(R) deli-style sandwiches and salads, as well as new found favorites, including the premium Angus Three Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Value Menu starting at $1 and more.
After an extensive search to add another restaurant brand to its portfolio, last year the Exchange signed a development agreement with Arby's to open restaurants on U.S. military installations. In November 2010, the first Exchange-operated Arby's opened at Ft. Bliss, Texas in Freedom Crossing. A third Exchange-operated Arby's will open at Ft. Carson in Colorado later this year, with additional opportunities at other U.S. military installations being explored.
"We are honored to work with the Exchange to bring some of the comforts of home to military personnel and their families," said John Todd, Chief Development Officer, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. "We look forward to opening more Exchange-operated Arby's in the future."
For more information about Arby's, please visit www.arbys.com, http://www.facebook.com/arbys or http://twitter.com/Arbys. For more information about the Exchange, please visit http://www.shopmyexchange.com.
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint command and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff. The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases, please visit http://www.shopmyexchange.com.
Known in the fast food industry for creating unique, premium sandwiches, Arby's has been in the roast beef business since 1964 when the Raffel Brothers first opened an Arby's(R) restaurant under a glowing neon cowboy hat in Boardman, Ohio. Today, headquartered in Atlanta, Arby's Restaurant Group is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,600 restaurants system wide. In addition to its classic, slow-roasted, freshly sliced roast beef and Beef 'n Cheddar sandwiches, Arby's one-of-a-kind menu also includes a deli-style Market Fresh(R) line of sandwiches, toasted subs and salads, Curly Fries, Jamocha shakes and the 2010 introduction of a national Value Menu, starting at $1. Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. (NYSE: WEN). To learn more about Arby's, please visit www.arbys.com.
Cautionary Statement: Arby's franchisees such as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES or the Exchange) are independent third parties that Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. does not control. Numerous factors beyond the control of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. and the Exchange may affect new restaurant openings. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the development agreement with the Exchange described in this press release will result in additional restaurant openings.
SOURCE: Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.