ATLANTA – Arby’s announced US system same-store sales growth of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Over the last two years, the Arby’s US same-store sales growth moved to 7.6 percent. This makes 26 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth for Arby’s as well as 12 consecutive quarters of growing transactions system-wide in the United States.
“Our ability to maintain a strong pace of sales and transaction growth - despite the headwinds the industry is facing - underscores that our strategy is working,” said Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group.
The company also signed 29 development agreements for the building of 86 new restaurants in the United States.
Along with the growth, Arby’s reported a seven-percentage-point increase in customer experience rating according to the Temkin Experience Ratings. This moves the QSR into the top five of fast food companies.
Arby's introduced a new Chicago-Style Beef Dip in March as part of its line of Big City Sandwiches that also included the Fire-Roasted Philly and the New York Reuben. The brand’s largest ever sandwich, the Meat Mountain, was also a guest favorite with more than 150,000 sold in March 2017.
“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in the first quarter, and I’m confident that we have the team, the product pipeline, and the vision to continue to deliver strong results,” Brown said.