Arby’s officials spent green to provide and save green in the future by adding energy-efficient lighting, heat and air systems, advertising and appliances.
Restaurant Management Inc. is the franchisee of 65 Arby’s restaurants in seven states.
According to Liz Southwick of RMI, “Arby’s has been known in the industry for nearly 50 years as a fast-food restaurant with unique, premium-menu items. In addition to roast beef, Arby’s also offers deli-style Market Fresh® sandwiches and salads, mouth-watering side items such as classic curly fries and Jamocha Shakes, and contemporary sides, such as Mozzarella Sticks and Onion Rings.
Arby’s latest creation is the Ultimate Angus, a premium Angus beef menu line featured in sandwiches and wraps.”
The local Arby’s closed its doors earlier this year after 35 years of sandwich making.
Crews came in and razed the building. On Friday, the doors were reopened and hungry customers invited in to see the new building that was constructed with environmental conservation in mind as well as famous roast beef sandwiches and other treats prepared by the Arby’s crew.
“We’ve been serving Cleveland customers for more than 35 years, and we’re excited to share the reopening of this restaurant with them,” said Dave Raab, who is senior vice president of operations for Restaurant Management.
“Come on out and help us celebrate.”
Gary Self of RMI said the new design, inside and out, is eye-pleasing and the mechanical systems efficient.
High-efficiency rooftop HVAC systems will keep the comfort level inside the dining room higher, but at a lower cost that promotes energy conservation.
Tinted windows will also allow the dining area to stay cooler in the summer while tile flooring will aid in keeping the area warm in the winter.
Heat can be absorbed into the tiles and radiate during the winter.
Self estimated an initial 10 percent drop in energy costs compared to the costs supported by the old Arby’s.
LED signage will be installed and lot lighting is also “green.”
“It has all been designed to drop costs to conserve both our investment and our environment,” said Self.
Point-of-Use water heaters were also installed in the mechanical portion of the building as well as restrooms.
One of the most unique pieces of cooking equipment will recycle its oil to “maximize” its life.
“The Fry Master is a highly efficient piece of equipment and creates a wonderful product,” Self said.
A new item is also being introduced at the local Arby’s.
Cheddar cheese-filled “Pretzel Nuggets” have been added to the menu.
Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,500 restaurants systemwide.
In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, slow-roasted and thinly carved in store daily, Arby’s is also known for its deli-style Market Fresh® line of sandwiches and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes.
In 2011, Arby’s introduced Ultimate Angus, a premium Angus beef menu line featured in sandwiches and wraps.
To learn more about Arby’s, visit www.arbys.com.