Arby’s ® is the place for people hungering for a unique, better tasting alternative to traditional fast food. It’s the favorite place for people who crave something different and better. Serving one-of-a-kind menu items, Arby’s is well known for slow-roasted and freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches and famous Market Fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads, made with wholesome ingredients and served with the convenience of a drive-thru.
From day one, Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurants offered an innovative menu, offering guests something other than hamburgers in the newly inspired quick service segment. When foodservice veterans Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened the first Arby’s in Boardman, Ohio on July 23, 1964, customers enjoyed roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and Texas-sized iced teas. To name their new venture, the brothers decided on Arby’s, which stands for R.B., the initials of the Raffel Brothers – although many suspect the R.B. stands for roast beef.
Leroy and Forrest never looked back. They fine tuned the operation and sold the first franchise to Sam Feldman the following year. Today, Arby’s rich heritage is comprised of several multi-generation franchise owners. In fact, Jim Raffel, founder Leroy’s son, owns and operates three locations in Maine.
The enterprising spirit that originated with the Raffel Brothers has fueled the development of Arby’s throughout its 41 year history. The company added an average of 50 restaurants a year in the 1970s while simultaneously creating and perfecting timeless menu favorites, Beef ‘n Cheddar, Jamocha Shakes, Curly Fries and Arby’s signature sauces, Arby’s BBQ sauce and Horsey Sauce ® .
About Carisch, Inc
In 1990, two brothers, George and Jerry Carisch, opened their first Arby’s restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota. Since then, the Carisch brothers’ commitment to hard work and excellence has helped our family-owned company grow to more than 64 Arby’s restaurants in seven states. Carisch, Inc. owns and operates Arby’s restaurants in Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Carisch, Inc. currently has more than 1,400 employees on our team who share our founders’ commitment to excellence and are ready to serve you with a smile. At Arby’s, we always strive to put our customers first, to make great tasting food, and to serve it up in a fun and friendly environment.
We invite you to come in. We’re sure you’ll love our food and make us one of your regular restaurant choices.