Arby's
#43 Franchise 500| Sandwiches, fries, shakes
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About
Founded

1964

Franchising Since

1965 (54 Years)

Corporate Address

3 Glenlake Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30328

CEO

Rob Lynch

Parent Company

Inspire Brands

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$320,550 - $2,004,200

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$500,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$12,500 - $37,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

4.2%

Financing Options

Arby's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

50% off development fee; license fee waived; royalty fee reduced for first year

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

336 hours

Additional Training:

At certified training restaurant

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

15 - 25

Arby's is ranked #43 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Forrest and Leroy Raffel started their food-service consulting firm, Raffel Brothers Inc., in the 1950s, but were soon thinking about starting their own restaurant. On a rainy night, the brothers found inspiration--roast beef sandwiches. In 1964, the first Arby's ("R.B." for "Raffel Brothers") opened in Boardman, Ohio.

The original Arby's menu consisted of roast beef sandwiches, potato chips and iced tea. Over time other sandwiches, curly fries, milkshakes, meals for kids and light choices have been added to the menu.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $320,550 High - $2,004,200
Units
+2.5%+84 UNITS (1 Year) +2.6%+88 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Franchise Articles

Arby's Is Unknowingly Trolling Many of its Own Customers With Its 'Carrot' Made of Meat

The company's executives may be laughing at their marketing team's latest publicity stunt, but with the plant-based meat market projected to be worth $27.9 billion by 2025, the joke is entirely on them.

Arby's Flips the Vegan 'Meat' Trend on Its Head With the 'Megetable,' a Carrot Made Out of Turkey

The 'Marrot' is a carrot made of meat that looks and tastes just like the orange vegetable.

Sonic Sold to Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.3 Billion

Plus, the subscription startup Bespoke is creating its own products and vegan pet food startup Wild Earth now has products for sale.

Arby's Bids Farewell to Its Favorite Hater, Jon Stewart, With an Ad Featuring His Insults

The chain proved its brand savvy as it bid Stewart #JonVoyage.

The Story of a Commercial, An Apology and a Glass of Pepsi

The latest commercial from sandwich chain Arby's is just a glass of Pepsi and a voice over. Here's why.

Disclaimer

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Updated: May 8th, 2019