Arby’s Continues U.S., Canada Expansion

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Arby’s is growing in the midst of the year’s economic challenges. Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., a subsidiary of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., has announced that it has signed agreements in the first half of 2009 with 11 new and seven existing franchisees for the development of 47 new Arby’s restaurants in the United States and Canada.

During the first quarter of 2009, Arby’s signed development agreements with the following existing franchisees:

* Mike Melenchuk — A franchisee with one Arby’s restaurant in Nova Scotia has signed a development agreement to open 11 more Arby’s throughout Canada.

* Michael Brandy — A franchisee with Arby’s since 1988, he owns and operates four restaurants in Ohio and Kentucky and has signed on to open three additional Arby’s in Kenton, Kentucky.

* Abdul Malik Hashim — A franchisee who operates two Arby’s stores in Los Angeles, has signed a development agreement to open two more in Houston.

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