Industry Outperformance Fueled by Significant Growth in Guest Traffic
Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Arby’s, the Fast Crafted™ restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, achieved U.S. system same-store sales (SSS) growth of [9.6] percent in the third quarter of 2015 – outperforming a sample of the larger Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chains by 7.4 percentage points. Comparable two-year SSS are up [20 percent].
A significant majority of the Brand’s sales increase was attributed to traffic growth. This is the brand’s 20th consecutive quarter of SSS growth and 11th consecutive quarter of QSR industry outperformance.
“Arby’s momentum in 2015 is driven by our proven formula of product innovation, breakthrough marketing and ‘make it right’ service culture,” said Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “I’m particularly pleased that the majority of our sales growth this quarter was driven by an increase in transactions, a key indicator of a vibrant and growing brand. We continue to see our long-time Arby’s fans visit our restaurants more often in addition to new guests experiencing our deli-inspired delicious sandwiches for the first time.”
Highlights for the quarter include:
Arby’s remains on track with its goal to surpass $4 billion in total system-wide sales by the end of 2018. Arby’s has produced an 8.9 percent increase in U.S. system SSS through the first three quarters of 2015 vs. one year ago.
Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. The Arby’s brand purpose is “Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences™.” Arby’s delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins paired with crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby’s® restaurants feature Fast Crafted™ service, a unique blend of quick-serve speed and value combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual. Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the franchisor of the Arby’s brand and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit Arbys.com for more information or socially connect with Arby’s at: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
With the current growth and momentum of the Brand, Arby’s is actively seeking new franchisees. To learn more about available markets and requirements, visit DiscoverArbys.com.
 Source: The NPD Group/SalesTrack® Weekly reports same store sales collected weekly from 45 of the larger QSR chains during Q3 2015 ending September 30, 2015.
 Based on United States Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.-owned restaurants
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