Where we have been and what we stand for guides where we are going. Take a look at the Arby's Story.
OUR HISTORY IS INSPIRING
The first Arby’s restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio on July 23, 1964, serving only 69-cent roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and Texas-sized iced teas. Brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel refined the operation for the next year and then franchised the first Arby’s restaurant in 1965. The enterprising essence that originated with the Raffel Brothers has fueled the fast growth of the Arby’s brand ever since, and continues to advance the brand today. Here’s a look at some of the innovations and milestones that have made Arby’s a different kind of fast food restaurant.