1964 was a good year. The Beatles were introduced to the U.S., the Ford Mustang was born, and most importantly, the first Arby’s Classic Roast Beef Sandwich was served in Boardman, OH. To celebrate Arby’s 49th anniversary, the restaurant is heading back to ’64 by offering a coupon on Arbys.com for its signature Classic Roast Beef sandwich for just 64-cents on Tuesday, July 23.
In addition to the coupon offer, Arby’s fans can travel back in time by visiting a 1964 version of Arbys.com. Here, fans can read all about the humble beginnings of Arby’s and the history and innovation of Arby’s freshly-sliced roast beef. Plus, fans can visit Arby’s Facebook page to check out ‘64 trivia and become part of the conversation using the hashtag #BackTo64. Fans can print the coupon at Arbys.com/backto64 today through Tuesday, and redeem at participating restaurant locations during regular business hours on Tuesday, July 23, while supplies last.
Some Arby’s anniversary fun facts:
- The first Arby’s, in Boardman Ohio, had just 10 seats and was shaped like a Conestoga wagon
- In addition to the Classic Roast Beef sandwich, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are two other original menu items that remain among the most popular today
- The Raffel Brothers originally wanted to name the restaurant “Big Tex,” but settled on Arby’s, which stands for R.B. (Raffel Brothers); to this day, many people still believe it stands for roast beef
- The neon cowboy hat has been an Arby’s icon since the chain launched in 1964