ATLANTA - July 27, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Arby's, the Fast Crafted™ restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, today reported its 2015 Q2 sales results. Arby's achieved significant system same-store sales (SSS) growth of 7.6 percent versus the same quarter last year, outperforming a representative sample of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry by an estimated 5.3 percentage points*, and representing the company's 19th consecutive quarter of SSS growth. Comparable two-year system sales are up 13.8 percent.
Arby's also has accelerated new restaurant development and system remodels with the "Inspire" restaurant design. Through the first two quarters of the year, the Brand has opened 18 new restaurants and completed 53 remodels system-wide. On average, Arby's remodeled restaurants are experiencing sustained sales increases of at least 15 percent and many restaurants are experiencing increases of 20 percent or more. Arby's is on track to open 60 new restaurants and complete more than 160 remodels through the end of the year.
"Our continued momentum shows that our differentiated, Fast Crafted positioning and focus on service culture, innovative products and breakthrough marketing is working," said Paul Brown, CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. "We are especially encouraged by our increase in guest counts, which we attribute to both attracting new guests, as well as giving our longtime fans reason to visit Arby's more often. Our team members and franchisees are executing extremely well across all aspects of the business and building a true service culture that is effectively positioning the brand for further growth."
Other business highlights from the quarter included:
Arby's remains on track with its goal to surpass $4 billion in system-wide total sales by the end of 2018. Arby's has produced an 8.5 percent increase in system SSS through the first half of 2015.
* Source: The NPD Group/SalesTrack® Weekly, numbers are estimates from a QSR aggregate of 45 chains for Q2 2015 ending June 28, 2015.
Arby's, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. The Arby's brand purpose is "Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences™." Arby's delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins paired with crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby's® restaurants feature Fast Crafted™ service, a unique blend of quick-serve speed and value combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual. Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. is the franchisor of the Arby's brand and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit Arbys.com for more information or socially connect with Arby's at: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
With the current growth and momentum of the Brand, Arby's is actively seeking new franchisees. To learn more about available markets and requirements, visit DiscoverArbys.com.
SOURCE Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.