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Leprechauns Take Over Arby's Website This St. Patty's

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, including Arby's!

In celebration of the 200-year old tradition of eating corned beef on St. Paddy's Day, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. will offer two Classic Reuben sandwiches for the price of one and will temporarily change its name to "O'RB's" online.

The national restaurant chain will turn over the reins of its dot-com and social media pages to a leprechaun in celebration of the holiday.

“Eat This, Not That!” Gets the Skinny on Arby’s

Arby’s, the restaurant famous for classic and Angus roast beef, thinly-sliced in store daily, announced today an agreement with Eat This, Not That!, the popular Men’s Health magazine book franchise, to license “Eat This” approved menu items via Rodale Inc.’s custom content group.

Arby’s will feature Eat This approved items, including sandwich and salad options within a 500-calorie range, on Arby’s website, social media channels, and in-store promotions.

Arby’s Places Reuben Center Stage With Facebook Deals

Arby’s is celebrating the Reuben, a classic American sandwich, with two delicious deals debuting this March.

Starting Monday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 11, Arby’s fans who purchase a Classic Reuben sandwich can enjoy a free small drink and free small order of curly fries. The free drink and fries can be redeemed with the sandwich purchase with the presentation of a coupon, which can be downloaded from Arby’s Facebook page.

Harsha Agadi Named Executive Chairman of Quiznos' Board

Quiznos, one of the nation’s premier quick-service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it has named Harsha V. Agadi as executive chairman of its Board of Managers.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Agadi brings more than 25 years’ experience with foodservice companies to the position, having worked with Domino’s Pizza, Pepsi, Kraft, General Foods, Little Caesars Enterprises, Church’s Chicken, and most recently, Friendly’s Ice Cream Company.

Arby’s Names National Account Representative of 2011

Angela Rehbein, national accounts manager for Systems Services of America, has been named National Account Representative of the Year for 2011 by Arby’s Restaurant Group and ARCOP, Inc., Arby’s supply chain cooperative.

Rehbein won the award out of a field of 10 other account managers from various distribution centers and companies that support the Arby’s restaurant system nationally.

A Time to Innovate

Lenten season offers quick serves opportunity to test new dishes with customers.

Lent is a boon for business at seafood restaurants as Catholic customers look for nonmeat options for Friday dining. But for quick-service restaurants with core menu items that are primarily red meats, Lent can be a challenge.

Some quick serves, however, are starting to see the season—between February 22 and April 5 this year—as an opportunity to innovate their menus.

Arby’s Franchisee Finds Success With RTIconnect

Carter Miller is a self-described finance guy, so when he talks about software for his restaurant company, he talks about the ease of achieving results. His back office software is RTIconnect.

Bentley-Miller Corp. operates 20 Arby’s restaurants in Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.

Before RTIconnect, the company used a system that was a bit labor-intensive, according to Miller. He appreciates the swift response time of the RTIconnect system, where changes are immediately evident.

Arby’s Names Russ Klein As CMO

Hala Moddelmog, President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), announced today that Russ Klein will join Arby’s as Chief Marketing Officer.

 

Arby’s Employs E-Sourcing to Control Costs in 2012

After three years of stagnant growth, franchised restaurants show signs for recovery in 2012. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), quick-service restaurant sales are expected to increase 4.4 percent.

Although growth is anticipated, restaurants are still feeling the pinch. The commodity outlook for 2012 is estimated to rise in the low-to-mid single digits following last year's price increases.

According to the National Restaurant Association, wholesale food inflation ran at 7.8 percent in 2011.

Arby’s Names New Chief Operating Officer

Hala Moddelmog, President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., has announced that George Condos will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the Arby’s brand.

Condos joins the company with more than 30 years of restaurant experience, primarily with Dunkin Brands, where he held the position of Vice President of Marketing, Development and Operations leading the significant sales and unit growth in the Northeast.

He later held the position of SVP and Brand Officer of Dunkin Donuts where he led a portfolio strategy of brand development in the U.S. until 2006.

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