Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced that it has reached a new development agreement with franchisee, Turbo Restaurants LLC, to open 15 new restaurants over the next five years in the Houston market. This is in addition to 15 new restaurants that Turbo agreed to develop in Dallas under a previous development agreement.

Turbo has also committed to remodeling 12 Arby's restaurants in the Dallas market to the new Inspire restaurant design, which features multicolor wood materials, stainless steel, modern lighting, and chalkboard graphics. The new openings equate to approximately 800 new jobs with Turbo in the two Texas markets.

“Guillermo Perales of Turbo Restaurants is among a select group of premier franchise restaurant developers in the country, and we’re excited about his commitment to expand with Arby's in Texas, as it’s yet another example of the momentum that is building with the Brand,” says Greg Vojnovic, chief development officer, Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. “With 61 Arby’s restaurants in their portfolio, and now 30 more in the pipeline, they are better positioned than ever to deliver a deli-inspired Arby’s experience to new and returning guests.”

“These development commitments solidify our desire to bring Arby’s restaurants to many new areas of town in both the Houston and Dallas markets,” says Perales, president and CEO, Sun Holdings Inc. “We believe guests will love the new Inspire restaurant design and the abundance of new and exciting product offerings, including Sliders and the delicious Smokehouse Brisket sandwich. Based on the tremendous sales performance of our restaurants in Dallas, we are confident Houston will be successful, as well. ”

Arby’s remains on track with its goal to surpass $4 billion in total system-wide sales (SSS) by the end of 2018. According to NPD Group’s SalesTrack Weekly reports, Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S. SSS growth of 8.1 percent in 2015—more than three times the growth rate of the quick-service industry.

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