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About Arby's Restaurants
Arby’s is a unique fast food restaurant because of the fact that they have one-of-a-kind menu items and not the typical hamburger choices you’ll find at other fast food joints. In 2009, Arby's employed 67,500 employees and Nelson Peltz, the current Chairman, earns a salary of 700,000 per year. The very first Arby’s restaurant was opened on July 23, 1964 in Boardman, Ohio by Leroy and Forrest Raffel. According to Arby’s.com, “Arby’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates over 1,000 restaurants located in the United States.
In 2005, Arby’s came up with the “I’m Thinking Arby’s” campaign because of their “high quality, unique products not typically found in fast food.” Their thoughts were that if people are thinking of Arby’s, they won’t be thinking about any other kind of fast food.
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Arby's Nutritional Information
Arby’s is best known for their tasty roast beef sandwiches along with their varieties of Market Fresh salads and sandwiches. Like most other fast food places, Arby's also offers various sandwich sizes including regular, medium and large. A regular, plain roast beef sandwich contains 350 calories, 110 calories from fat, 13 grams of fat and 960mg of sodium. In comparison, a large roast beef sandwich contains 590 calories, 230 calories from fat, 25 grams of total fat and 1860mg of sodium. A large roast beef and cheddar sandwich contains 650 calories, 300 calories from fat, 33 grams of total fat and 2200mg of sodium. One could expect to be pretty thirsty after eating one of those.
The Grilled Chopped Farmhouse Chicken Salad from Arby’s Market Fresh line of products contains 260 calories, 120 calories from fat, 14 grams of fat, 770mg of sodium and 26 grams of protein. In comparison, the Tendergrill Garden Salad from Burger King contains 460 calories, 29 grams of fat, 1450mg of sodium and 31 grams of protein.
As far as breakfast items go, let's take a peek at the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. This menu item from Arby’s contains 450 calories, 230 calories from fat, 26 grams of total fat and 1620mg of sodium.
Those who are allergic to gluten will be happy to know that many of Arby’s foods, drinks and condiments are gluten-free. Foods that are gluten-free contain no wheat, barley, oats or rye. Some of these items include their roast beef, roast turkey, chopped turkey club, corned beef, dessert shakes, soft drinks, some dipping sauces and some breakfast items including the breakfast bacon and sausage patty. A full list of gluten-free menu items can be found online.
It's no secret that Arby's has had great success with their non-traditional menu items, yet they still offer combos, sides, salads and kids meals. It's pretty safe to say that most of the food items available at Arby's are healthier than the foods found at other popular fast food chains.
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Arbys.com: "Nutrition" http://www.arbys.com/nutrition/
Hoovers.com: "Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. http://www.hoovers.com/company/Wendys/Arbys_Group_Inc/rrxjyi-1.html