ATLANTA – Arby’s Restaurant Group announced a development agreement with Parikh Network, LLC, a new franchisee to the Arby’s brand, to open 50 new restaurants over the next eight years.

Parikh Network also purchased Arby’s restaurants in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, markets.

“There has never been a better time to join the Arby’s brand,” said Ashish Parikh, CEO, Parikh Network. “With the significant business momentum and continued industry outperformance, the future is very bright for Arby’s.”

Led by Parikh and his brother Amish Parikh, president, the Parikh Network began in the franchise business in 2006 and is now the 76th largest franchise company in the country according to the 2016 “Restaurant 200” list.

“We are thrilled to welcome Parikh Network into the Arby’s family,” said Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “Their track record of operational excellence, including a focus on guest service, and their proven ability to grow their business through new restaurant development year after year has been incredibly impressive.”