Arby’s to open a new location in Manhattan

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MANHATTAN — Arby’s, the Midwest sandwich chain, announced it is opening a location in Midtown, on 40th Street and Eighth Avenue.

There’s no set date, but the new restaurant is expected to open in a few weeks, according to The New York Times. It’s located not too far from the new Chick-fil-A restaurant. This is the second Arby’s opening in New York City. Arby’s had a location in the Manhattan Mall food court before it closed in 2008.

The Atlanta-based chain also announced in the last quarter that sales increased 9.6 percent in all its locations. Famous for its roast beef sandwiches, Arby’s is planning to change its menu to be more of a deli, offering a wider variety of protein and sandwich choices, Paul Brown, chief executive of Arby’s Restaurant Group, told the New York Times.

Arby’s has more than 3,300 locations worldwide. About 160 stores will be renovated by the end of the year, Brown said. Most of the chain’s restaurants are located in the South, the Midwest and Texas.