Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S. same-store sales (SSS) growth of 8.1 percent in 2015—more than three times the growth rate of a sample of the larger quick-service restaurant chains.
In 2015, Arby’s produced record system-wide sales of more than $3.5 billion, and posted the highest one-year (8.1 percent), two-year (13.8 percent), and three-year (16.6 percent) SSS comps for the Arby's system in more than 20 years. Arby’s has achieved 21 consecutive quarters of SSS growth.
“Twenty-fifteen was a record-setting year for Arby’s,” says Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. “We are particularly pleased with our significant increase in guest traffic throughout the year. Our industry outperformance in 2015 puts us in a strong position to achieve our 2018 goal of $4 billion in system-wide total sales.”
During 2015, Arby’s opened 69 new restaurants system-wide including 60 new restaurants in the U.S.—the highest number since 2008. This growth was fueled by Arby’s “Menu of Venues” approach to restaurant design, which offers a vibrant array of architectural options to fit into several types of trade areas and retail spaces. The flexible building options include traditional standalone restaurants, inline, and end-cap with drive-thru formats for suburban shopping centers and even smaller footprint designs for urban city centers, as featured in Arby’s new Manhattan restaurant, which opened in December of 2015.
Other business highlights from the year include:
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