September 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), franchisor of the iconic, Fast Crafted™ Arby’s® restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, announced this week that Wesley Campbell of Campbell Oil Company in Elizabethtown, NC joins the Brand as its newest franchisee.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wesley to the Arby’s family,” said Greg Vojnovic, Chief Development Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. "We’re confident that his experience managing his family business for over a decade will lend itself well to being a highly successful Arby’s operator. He’s also joining the Brand during an incredible period of growth and momentum.”
Campbell plans to open his first Arby’s restaurant this year in Elizabethtown, NC with future plans to grow the Brand in eastern NC and SC. Campbell graduated from North Carolina State University in 1998 with a BS in Business Management.
“There’s never been a better time to join the Arby’s brand,” said Campbell. “With the recent sales performance, innovative product pipeline and stellar leadership team, I am confident the Brand is poised for tremendous growth and success.”
The Arby’s business continues to flourish with significant Q2 2015 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 for the quarter.
Additionally, Arby’s has accelerated new restaurant development and system remodels with the “Inspire” restaurant design. To-date in 2015, the Brand has opened 30 new restaurants and completed 80 remodels system-wide. On average, Arby’s remodeled restaurants are experiencing sustained sales increases of approximately 15 percent with some experiencing increases of 20 percent or more. Arby’s is scheduled to open 60 new restaurants and complete more than 160 remodels system-wide through the end of the year.
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.
*Franchisees reporting for most current period. Industry sample data according to SalesTrack® Weekly data provided by The NPD Group, Inc.
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.
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