Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. was named to FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list. Arby’s is one of three restaurant brands recognized and is the only quick-service restaurant selected. This is the first time Arby’s has been named to the list.
“We’re committed to providing our team members with the best experience possible, and I’m proud of the progress we’ve made,” says Paul Brown, chief executive officer of ARG. “There are more opportunities to develop and grow within our organization today than ever before in our 53-year history.”
Arby’s has undergone one of the most dramatic restaurant turnarounds in decades, thanks in large part to the transformation of its company culture. Arby’s has created clarity of purpose across its entire organization, fostered innovation, and empowered team members at every level.
“Regardless of whether our team members stay with us long-term, or if they decide on a different path, we want to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed,” says Melissa Strait, chief people officer of ARG. “If you start here, you can go anywhere.”
Central to Arby’s efforts to invest in its team members is Brand Champ. Launched in 2014, nearly 170,000 participants have gone through the half-day, off-site learning experience. Brand Champ is designed to help ARG and franchised team members understand how to deliver on Arby’s brand purpose and to learn about the importance of goal setting—at work and in their own lives. More than half of ARG team members are under the age of 25, underscoring the importance of career and personal development.
Rankings on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials are based on feedback from over 398,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations.