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What is Arby's known for?

Last Updated: 30th April, 2020

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Arby's is famous for its roast beef sandwiches and the Beef n' Cheddar is one of their biggest sellers, but that's not the only kind of sandwich that they serve. They've also added Angus steak, brisket, corned beef, bacon, turkey, chicken and ham sandwiches to their lineup.

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Consequently, what is Arby's famous for?

Leroy and Forrest Raffel founded Arby's in Boardman, Ohio. The chain debuted its now-iconic roast-beef sandwich — made with the recipe used today — in 1971.

One may also ask, what is Arby's stand for? Arby's was started in Ohio in the 1960s. The name is, of course, a play on roast beef, and on the names of the founding Raffel brothers. (The conceit of this ad in the early 1980s, that Arby's stands for “America's Roast Beef, Yes Sir!” never really caught on.)

Similarly, you may ask, what state is Arby's most popular in?

Ohio

What was Arby's originally called?

The brothers took a chance and on Thursday, July 23, 1964, when they opened their first quick service roast beef sandwich shop in Boardman, Ohio. They were going to call it “Big Tex,” but that name was already in market use, so they called the shop “Arby's” based on the initials of “R” and “B” of Raffel Brothers.

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Thinly sliced and world famous
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