Tri-Cities, TN/VA (June 5, 2020) — In April, the Arby’s Foundation launched a COVID-19 local grants initiative to address the immediate needs communities are facing around childhood hunger.
Arby's of the Tri-Cities received $2,200 to be put toward a local initiative aiding the community during this time. We nominated the United Ways of Northeast Tennessee to receive the grant. The grant money will be used to bolster their COVID-19 Relief Fund. United Ways chapters across the Tri-Cities set up the COVID-19 Relief Fund for vulnerable populations.
From netnswva.org: The Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Relief Fund is used to support community organizations who are working to meet the needs of individuals affected by COVID-19 in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Both immediate and long-term, these efforts will focus response efforts on vulnerable populations, including children, families, and the ALICE population. ALICE, an acronym coined by United Way that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents men, women, and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living.
We at Arbico are proud to support the efforts of our local United Ways as they help those who need it most.
Johnson City, TN. (March 6, 2020) --On Tuesday, February 18, Arbico East (Arby's of the Tri-Cities) again participated in the fundraiser for Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s annual Radiothon event. WTFM was on location at our Colonial Heights location from 11 a.m. to to 1 p.m. promoting the fundraiser.
As a part of the event, Arbico was able to raise $2,250 for Niswonger. In 2019, we raised the same amount, and over the last 5 years, we’ve raised more than $13,000 for Niswonger as a result of this fundraiser.
Niswonger serves over 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region. The children’s hospital is a regional god-send for many families in our area whose children need specialized treatment. It allows them to receive high-quality care without the added stress of traveling. We couldn’t be more happy to support them.
The check was presented during the hospital’s annual Radiothon on Friday, March 6th.
Tri-Cities, TN/VA. (January 31, 2020) — Tri-Cities area Arby’s® restaurants are excited to host again this year an annual fundraiser for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Visit a participating Arby’s restaurant in the Tri-Cities on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon.
Our team is thrilled to be able to help raise money for the area’s Children’s Hospital, which serves more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region.
Our guests have helped us raise over $2,000 each of the last for the children's hospital. So mark your calendar because it’s easy to help. Eat great food and help a great cause!
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Bristol, TN. (January 21, 2020) — In December, Arbico East held its annual fundraiser in support of Speedway Children's Charities, a non-profit organization that helps provide funding for children’s charities across the country. Arbico, which operates 13 Arby's in the Tri-Cities, was able to raise $12,770 during the fundraiser through guests' generous dollar donations. Thanks to our guests' generosity, we raised over $1,000 more this year than during our 2018 fundraiser.
These funds stay local, helping out Speedway Children's Charities' Bristol chapter at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Bristol chapter helps fund local organizations such as Niswonger Children’s Hospital, YWCA Bristol, Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House, Small Miracles Equestrian Center, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, and many more.
Learn more about Speedway Children's Charities here.
Learn more about the Bristol Chapter here.
Atlanta, GA. (October 15, 2019) — Arbico was recognized at an Arby's Franchise Conference in Atlanta, GA, last week, receiving the Serve, Refresh, and Delight Award. This is a national award based on three key metrics: Operational Excellence, Growth, and Community Contribution.
This award comes on the heels of Arbico's recognition at Arby's Southeast Regional Meeting in May, where the group won Highest Brand Purpose and Highest Ecosure among large franchisees in the Southeast Region. It is the second consecutive year that Arbico has won the Serve, Refresh, and Delight Award, which is given to 7 restaurants (out of more than 310) annually.
Phil Vance, Phil Hughes, and Don Shawl accepted the award on behalf of the Arbico team.
Kingsport, TN. (June 26, 2019) — Arbico held it's annual company picnic on June 26th at Warrior's Path State Park. It was a perfect summer day for food, games, and prizes. This year's event, dubbed "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," was sports-themed. Our restaurants made a customized jersey for their team as well as a pennant, both of which were judged in a jersey and pennant contest. There was also a costume contest, sports trivia, a kickball competition, a pitching competition, and a whole lot more.
Below are some details and photos from the event. Thank you to everyone who came, and to those who worked so hard to make it a success!
Our Chili Cook-Off Winner
Best Team Jersey
Best Team Pennant
Knoxville, TN. (May 16, 2019) — Don Shawl, Co-Founder and Partner of Arbico East, was inducted into the Big Brothers Big Sisters Hall of Fame in Knoxville, TN, at the non-profit’s third annual Hall of Fame Induction and Scholarship Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 16. Jeff and Missy Shawl accepted the inductee plaque on behalf of Don.
Don was recognized for his exceptional efforts with the charity: He established the Bristol, TN, Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the 1980s. He served as the vice-chair of the board of directors, and recently funded Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee’s literacy based mentoring program, “Reading to Learn.”
“Your passion for youth and mentorship is evident in everything you do,” reads the plaque honoring Don Shawl. “Your deep impact is felt in Bristol and throughout East Tennessee.”
We are very proud of our Co-Founder Don, and congratulate him on this much-deserved honor!
Atlanta, GA (May 9, 2019) — In early May, several members of the Arbico Team attended the Southeast Regional Arby’s Meeting in Atlanta. The Southeast Region comprises parts of 13 states from Texas to Tennessee, over 300 restaurants and 32 franchisees. At the meeting, Arbico was recognized for its community contribution within the presentation and won two awards for 2018:
In addition to these awards, there was a slide and discussion on Arbico's community contributions.
We were extremely proud to receive these awards and recognition, which encompass food safety, guest service, and community contribution. All of it was the result of our teams’ effort, commitment, and passion for our guests and the community we serve.
Kingsport, TN. (March 15, 2019) — Tri-Cities Arby’s announced its winner of free Arby’s for a year this week: Karrye Dean from Castlewood, VA! She receives 52 Arby’s VIP cards, each valid for a medium combo to be used within the next year.
Karrye is the lucky winner of the drawing held in celebration of the Grand Reopening of the Arby’s on East Stone Drive in Kingsport, TN, which reopened after a top-to-bottom remodel. Guests entered to win free Arby’s for a year during the two-week celebration from February 25 to March 10.
Arby’s on East Stone Drive has been a part of the franchise for 20 years. We at Arby’s of the Tri-Cities thank each guest that celebrated with us during its Grand Reopening Celebration. We appreciate every submission, and congratulations to our winner, Karrye!
From the remodel and Grand Reopening Celebration:
Visit a participating Arby’s restaurant in the Tri-Cities (TN/VA) on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 and purchase Classic Roast Beef sandwiches for only $1.29. Arby’s wants to thank its TriCities guests with the discounted Classic Roast Beef Sandwiches which are typically $3.49 at TriCities Arby’s.
There is a limit of 20 Classic Roast Beef sandwiches per guest at participating Arby's restaurants in Abingdon and Bristol in Virginia and in Elizabethton, Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Greeneville, Blountville, and Jonesborough in Tennessee. The offer is not valid with any other discounts or promotions.