Here is what Arby's actually stands for after 58 years

Saturday, 12/08/2023, 14:43 (GMT+7)

After 58 years, people are just now coming to the realization of the true meaning behind Arby's name.

For 58 years, a group of Arby's customers was left 'mind blown' after discovering the true origin of the fast-food sandwich chain's name. The revelation shattered the misconception they had held onto all this time.

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With over 3,500 restaurants spanning nine countries, many Arby's customers are only just learning what Arby's actually stands for after 58 years.

So, the origin of Arby's name has come as a surprise to many of its patrons.

Arby's is a fast-food chain that has been serving sandwiches, salads, and sides to customers since July 1964. It was founded by Forrest and Leroy Raffel in Boardman, Ohio.

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The chain's name has sparked considerable discussion, with certain Reddit users speculating that 'Arby's' - pronounced as "R B's" - stands for "roast beef." However, this assumption is not accurate. In reality, the chain was named after the "Raffel Brothers," which created the R and the B sound of Arby's.

Commenting on this revelation, numerous users shared their thoughts and provided some answers.

One person commented: It stands for "We have the meat" doesn't matter that the letters don't coincide.

A second wrote: they chose the name "Arby's," based on R. B., the initials of Raffel Brothers; although often mistaken for Roast Beef. 

A third said: We used to joke when I worked there "American roast beef, yes sir!" 

Someone else said: Arby's does not stand for “roast beef.” It does come from the initials “R.B.,” but those letters stand for “Raffel Brothers.” Leroy and Forrest Raffel are the two siblings who founded the restaurant in 1964 in Ohio. Nov 14, 2022 

For the past 58 years since its inception, Arby's has adhered to "six fundamental principles" aimed at ensuring a satisfying experience for its customers.

These principles such as: dream big, work hard, get it done, play fair, have fun, and making a difference.

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A statement reads: "Arby's brand purpose is Inspiring Smiles Through Delightful Experiences. Arby's delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby's Fast Crafted restaurant services feature a unique blend of quick-serve speed combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual."




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