Arby's Roast Beef is prepared from selected cuts of beef that are trimmed to remove excess fat, then combined with a small amount of beef that has been chopped plus a marinade of water, salt and food grade phosphate to aid in flavor and nutrient retention. Nutrient information is available uopn request. Arby's Roast Beef is prepared and sold under license from Arby's, Inc., 100 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
©1998 Arby's, Inc.

Most people assume that the name Arby's is to be intrerpreted as the two letters R and B, having some connection with Roast Beef.

The first half of that is true, but the acronym actually stands for "Raffel Brothers", (Forrest and Leroy), who opened the first Arby's restaurant in 1964 but were unable to get the rights to use their first choice of names, which was "Big Tex".

In a curious recursion, however, the rb in the word Arby's did stand for "Roast Beef" in a 1990's advertising campaign that used the slogan

America's Roast Beef, Yes Sir!

As of the year 2001, there are more than three thousand Arby's restaurants in operation. (Unfortunately, that does not include the one in Goleta, CA which closed in 2000.)

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