Helpful information about
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Helpful information about
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
829 Bunny Trail
Sun Prairie, WI
Store Hours: 10:00 AM to Midnight
Just NORTH of the McDonald's
They ARE open already but the grand opeing starts on the 18th. Come early and help break in the new workers!
Grand opening celebration Thursday June 18th, 2015 through Sunday June 21st.
Arby's also does catering: Sliced roast beef. Chicken Tender Party Pack, Deli Meat and Cheese platter, Deli Meat Platter, Market Fresh Sandwich Platters, Market Fresh Farmhouse Turkey and Ham salad platters. Order by phone or in store 24 hours in advance.
12/16/2014 The City Council gave conditional approval for the new Arby's near the McDonald's across from Prairie Lakes shopping center.
Adjacent Land Use/Zoning
North: Grand Appliance & ALDI; Planned Development
East: Dialysis center; Planned Development
South: McDonalds, Planned Development
West: Vacant lot; Planned Development
12/9/2014 7 p.m. Plan Commision Public meeting announcement
DRM, INC. dba ARBY’S: requesting approval of a Precise Implementation Plan to construct a 3,015 square foot fast food restaurant with a drive - thru at 829 Bunny Trail, further described as Lot 9 Bunny’s Corner Bunny as recorded in Volume 59 - 099A of Plats, on pages 456 - 457, as Document Number 4817485, Dane County Registry, City of Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,400 restaurants system wide. Roark Capital Group acquired the company in July 2011 and owns 81.5% of the company, with The Wendy's Company owning the other 18.5%. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef 'n Cheddar sandwiches, Arby's products also include deli-style Market Fresh line of sandwiches, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. Its headquarters is in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
As of December 31, 2013, there were 956 company-owned restaurants and 2,448 franchised restaurants. There are international locations in three countries outside of the United States: Canada, Turkey and Qatar.
Arby's was founded in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964 by Forrest (1922–2008) and Leroy Raffel (1926), owners of a restaurant equipment business who believed there was a market opportunity for a fast food franchise based on a food other than hamburgers. The brothers wanted to call their restaurants "Big Tex", but that name was already used by an Akron business. Instead, they chose the name "Arby's", based on R. B., the initials of Raffel Brothers.
The Raffel brothers opened the first new restaurant in Boardman, Ohio, just outside of Youngstown, on July 23, 1964. They initially served only roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and soft drinks. A year later, the first Arby's licensee opened a restaurant in Akron, Ohio. The famous Arby's "hat" was designed by the original sign makers, Peskin Sign Co. Expansion to other states began in 1968, beginning in Pittsburgh (the closest large out-of-state market to Youngstown) and Detroit. The restaurants were initially designed to be more upscale than their hamburger competitors.
During the 1970s, the expansion of Arby's took place at a rate of 50 stores per year. During this time it created several menu items, including the Beef 'n Cheddar, Jamocha Shakes, Curly Fries and two signature sauces: Arby's Sauce and Horsey Sauce. In 1981 it added chicken along with opening store number 1,000 (Loves Park, IL). It became the first restaurant in the fast food industry to offer a complete "lite" menu in 1991 with several sandwiches and salads under 300 calories and 94 percent fat free.
In 1984, Southeastern Public Service Company, a DWG Corporation subsidiary, purchased Arby's. With a new owner of DWG Corporation and a new name, Triarc Companies, Inc., a former PepsiCo executive, Don Pierce, was brought in to "resurrect" Arby's. With $100 million additional funding, Pierce moved to a new "Roast Town" concept, similar in format to Boston Market. In 1997, the Roast Town concept received poor marks in market tests. Pierce and his team left the company and it sold all of its 354 company-owned locations to RTM Restaurant Group, an existing Arby's franchise, for $71 million.
In 2002, Arby's returned to operating restaurants by purchasing the second largest Arby's franchisee, Sybra Inc., with 293 locations out of bankruptcy outbidding RTM so as to prevent RTM from becoming too large. RTM was purchased by Arby's on July 25, 2005.
In 2008, Triarc purchased Wendy's, and changed its name to Wendy's/Arby's Group, to reflect their core businesses. In January, 2011, it was announced that Wendy's/Arby's Group were looking into selling the Arby's side of the business to focus on the Wendy's brand. It was officially announced the companies would split on January 21, 2011. On June 13, 2011, Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. announced that it would sell the majority of its Arby's chain to Roark Capital Group, maintaining an 18.5% stake in the company.