With Arby’s sales improving, operators add units

January 25, 2017

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday said that its same-store sales increased 3.8 percent in 2016, including 3.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the Atlanta-based chain’s 25th straight quarter of increases.

Now, those improving sales are leading to growth of a different kind, in the form of new locations. Arby’s last year recorded the first increase in unit count last year since 2008. The chain now has 3,342 locations after adding 60 in 2016.

What’s more, the company’s pipeline for new locations is stronger now than it was a year ago, and so CEO Paul Brown said in an interview