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.
Bristol, Tenn. (February 26, 2019) — TriCities Arby’s restaurants today announced a combined donation of $23,963 to local charities in 2019. The recipients include four local charities that support youth initiatives in the TriCities area, including: Bristol Motor Speedway Children’s Charities, Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
In January, Arbico East (parent company of the TriCities Arby’s) donated $11,713 to Bristol Motor Speedway Children’s Charities. The gift came from $1 donations by guests during a December fundraiser for the local non-profit, which helps fund organizations like Big Brothers/Big Sisters of East TN, CASA, Children's Advocacy Centers, Coalition for Kids, Niswonger Children’s Hospital, and many more.
This month, Arby’s Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Arby’s selected Arbico East to receive an additional $10,000 grant awarded to local food banks focused on children’s programs. Arby’s Foundation selected Arbico East for one of its grants thanks to the TriCities restaurant fundraising endeavors. The Arby’s Foundation also awarded $7,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, where Arbico has 10 locations, and an additional $3,000 to Feeding America of Southwest Virginia, where Arbico has 2 locations.
Arbico also participated in the Niswonger Radiothon Fundraiser on February 19th, donating a percentage of the day’s sales to Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City. WTFM broadcasted the event onsite at the newly renovated Arby’s on East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Arby’s of the TriCities donated $2,250 to Niswonger Children’s Hospital as a result of the fundraiser.
Arbico East and TriCities Arby’s are proud to have served the Tri-Cities area for more than 36 years. The Kingsport location on East Stone Drive is currently celebrating a new remodel and giving a lucky winner Free Arby’s for a Year! Enter to win in the dining room at the East Stone Drive location through March 10, 2019. Find your nearest location on our website at www.arbys.com.
KINGSPORT, TN (February 22, 2019) – The Kingsport, Tennessee Arby’s restaurant located at 1652 East Stone Drive invites the community to join them in celebrating their re-opening after a recent renovation. A Grand Re-Opening Celebration kicks off Monday, February 25, 2019.
The Arby’s® restaurant is celebrating the new renovation with a chance to win Arby’s for a Year*! Enter to win anytime between Monday, February 25 – Sunday, March 10 in our dining room and one lucky winner will receive 52 VIP cards, each valid for a free medium combo to be used within the next year.
The restaurant, located at 1652 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, has been refurbished inside and out with the new design, called “Inspire.” The new design includes an inviting color palette that ties to the Brand colors using updated, fresh materials, subway tiling and stainless steel in the kitchen area, multicolor wood materials, modern lighting and chalkboard graphics. Exterior enhancements include: cantilevered red awnings at the primary touch points, new signage, wood tones, white brick, enhanced lighting for strong visual impact at night and upgraded landscaping around the restaurant.
Chris Smith, one of the owners of the Tri-Cities franchise, said, “We are thrilled to be fully re-open with this new restaurant design. It is the third renovated Arby’s in the Tri-Cities in recent years.” Jeff Shawl, co-owner, added, “The East Stone Drive Arby’s has been an integral part of our Franchise for over 20 years. It will continue to serve Kingsport for many years to come. We thank Kingsport for its past and continued support. We appreciate it greatly!”