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.  The Wendy's/Arby's Group also signed a similar franchise deal in June 2010 with Tab Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret to open dual-branded restaurants in Turkey. In 2019, there were 3,472 restaurants. Free shipping. During this time it created several menu items, including the Beef 'n Cheddar, Jamocha Shakes, chicken sandwiches, Curly Fries, and two signature sauces: Arby's Sauce and Horsey Sauce. Arby’s introduced an animated character on March 2, 2003 named Oven Mitt to become the new spokes…mitt for the … Arby's Oven Mitt This Oven Mitt is the Actual Oven Mitt that Arby's came out with a few years ago to promote it's oven cooked roast beef. From shop AweBeeDesigns. Instead, they chose the name "Arby's," based on R. B., the initials of Raffel Brothers; although often mistaken for Roast Beef. Vintage Arbys Babar The Elephant Toy Lot of 4.  Only American military personnel and some of their guests can patronize the Arby's locations situated on the military bases and operated by the Post Exchange. Wow, I always thought the "oven mitt" was a cowboy hat. , In August 2015, Arby's introduced a series of five small sandwiches called Sliders starting at $1.29, with prices varied by location. Arby's sandwich shops are known for slow roasted roast beef, turkey, and premium Angus beef sandwiches, sliced fresh every day. Arby’s introduced an animated character on March 2, 2003 named Oven Mitt to become the new spokes…mitt for the brand. 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