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Arby's/Miracle Restaurant Group's History

The first Arby’s Restaurant was opened on July 23, 1964 in Boardman, Ohio by two brothers named Forrest and Leroy Raffel. The company name comes from the initials of the "Raffel Brothers:" R and B, or "Arby!"

At the first Arby's restaurants, you could order a Roast Beef Sandwich, potato chips and soft drinks. Over the years, the menu has greatly evolved. Now we offer a wide variety of products, including the Market Fresh Line, specialty salads, appetizers, desserts, and of course, potato cakes and Jamocha Shakes!

In 1999, Arby's celebrated 35 years in the quick service industry. There are now over 3000 Arby's Restaurants in the U.S. and around the world!

In 2005, Don Moore and a group of Financial Investors purchased 45 Arby's Units from Chi-Co, Inc. to create Miracle Restaurant Group.

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