Industry News | June 23, 2006

Arby's Opens First New York City Store

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The wait is over for New York Arby's fans. A new Arby's restaurant has debuted in Midtown Manhattan.

The Manhattan Mall, located in Midtown at 1275 Broadway (between W 32 St & W 33 St), is home to the new Arby's restaurant. The restaurant, owned and operated by David Chen of United Global Management Group, Inc. (UGMG), employs 12 people and will be open for lunch and dinner from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.

"We are excited to be opening a new restaurant in New York City that will provide customers with fast food that is a cut above the standard burger options," says Roland Smith, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. "We are honored that David Chen and his organization have joined the Arby's family and believe that his vast experience in franchising and retail will be a tremendous asset to the franchise system."

UGMG is one of the leading franchise development organizations in the Northeast. David Chen, president and CEO of the company, has extensive experience in franchise development, retail and construction having worked with many national brands. Chen has been recognized for his franchise business success by the U.S. Department of Commerce who awarded him with the 2005 Minority Retailer of the Year.

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