Kingsport, TN. (June 27, 2018) — In late June, Arbico East held its 2018 company picnic at Warrior's Path State Park. Despite some rainy weather, we had a great time of food, games, contests, and fellowship.
This year's picnic was Old West themed, and the games, contests, and festive decor certainly lived up to that theme. We had a cake walk, a Moon Pie eating contest, a restaurant "Wanted" poster contest, a chili cook-off, and sack and horse races.
One highlight of the day was the karaoke contest, which featured some entertaining contestants who happened to be talented singers. Another was the costume contest, in which contestants donned their best Old West garb.
Below are some contest winners and some pictures from the day. Thanks to everyone who came and took part in another Arby's family event!
Chili Cook-Off Winner: Kathy Evans
Thanks to Erica Leonard, Desiree Sawyer, and Phil Hughes for making some great chili as well.
Restaurant "Wanted" Poster Contest
1st: Volunteer Parkway
T3rd: Colonial Heights (left) and Blountville (right)
Greeneville, TN. (July 9, 2018) — After losing their home and belongings in a fire, husband and wife Justin and Ashley Nelson relocated to Greeneville, TN, from Jefferson County, TN. The couple started working at the Arby’s in Greeneville in May of 2018, and soon afterwards they had saved enough money to lease a two-bedroom apartment in Greeneville.
"Both Ashley and Justin are model employees," said Nikki Taylor, GM at the Arby’s in Greeneville. “Since becoming employees with us, they have become a part of our family here in Greeneville,”
Being the tightknit group they are, the Greeneville crew wanted to do something special for Justin and Ashley, so they secretly began collecting furnishings for Justin and Ashley’s new apartment. The crew presented the furniture—and helped move the couple in—on the morning of July 9th, 2018 (picured above).
“Needless to say, it was a very emotional morning for us all,” said Nikki, adding how much she appreciated the Greeneville Arby’s team. “They are a fabulous crew with huge hearts, and I couldn’t be more proud of the way they take care of each other.”
Johnson City, TN. (June 27, 2018) — Arbico East General Manager Denise Sawyer was recently recognized by Arby’s President Rob Lynch for delivering on the Arby’s Brand Purpose: Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences®. The recognition came in response to an enthusiastic review a guest wrote about a recent trip to Arby’s on South Roan Street in Johnson City, TN, where Denise is GM.
As a show of appreciation to Denise, Rob Lynch awarded her a We Make It Right Service Bell Pin and a gift card. Congratulations to Denise and the South Roan team!
Read the letter from Rob Lynch, which also includes the guest review, below:
We want to thank Luna Broome, age 10, for providing us with our newest advertisement. Luna presented the below to Richard, our Jonesborough, TN GM, "not just because it would make us happy, but because she really loves the food!" You are a talented young lady Luna and here in a few years, we'd love to have you become a part of our Arby's team!
Ohio (May 8, 2018) -- Arbico East was recently recognized at Arby's Midwest Region Franchise Operations Meeting in Ohio. The Midwest Region encompasses more than 500 restaurants.
At the meeting, Arbico placed 3rd in average Arby's Operations Review (A.O.R.) and 3rd in Brand Purpose, Arby's measure of guest service. The restaurant group was one of two winners of the “Foundation Award,” given to those two franchisees who contributed the most in total, and per restaurant, to the No Kids Hungry initiative.
Arbico was also recognized for its exceptional food safety standards. It had the highest average Company EcoSure Score in the Midwest Region, with a score of 94.04%.
We at Arbico are proud of the hard work that goes into receiving this recognition. We look forward to continuing to optimize our guests' experience and to help our communities thrive.
Bristol, TN. (March 22, 2018) — Arbico East, a franchisee of Arby's restaurants in the Tri-Cities, held its 2017 Operations, Tenure, and Management Awards Ceremony last Thursday, announcing its Managers of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and other award recipients.
Managers of the Year: Ashlyn Bailey & Billy Whitaker
General Manager of the Year: Nikki Taylor
Restaurant of the Year: South Roan
Also announced at the awards ceremony were the following tenure award recipients:
5-Year Service Award
10-Year Service Award
15-Year Service Award
20-Year Service Award
35-Year Service Award
Arbico East also announced the following operations award winners:
Highest EcoSure Score
Highest Arby's Operations Review Score
These awards indicate impressive longevity and an exceptional commitment to excellence. Thank you—and congratulations—to the recipients!
BRISTOL, TN (March 5, 2018) – Visit a participating Arby’s restaurant in the Tri-Cities (TN/VA) on
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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
Find your nearest location on our website at http://www.arbys.com. For more information or an
interview, contact Amber Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 968-2729.
Tri-Cities, TN. (February 27, 2018) — In late February, Arbico East participated in a Radiothon event to raise funds for Niswonger Children’s Hospital, a premier hospital for children in East Tennessee. We partnered with WTFM in the Tri-Cities, who promoted the event onsite at our Arby's in Colonial Heights.
As a result of the event, we were able to donate $2,250 to the hospital. The check presentation, pictured above, took place on Tuesday, February 27th.
Niswonger is an important regional charity, offering state of the art care for children in the region in a family-centered environment, and we are happy to do our part to support it.
Learn more about Niswonger Children's Hospital here.
BRISTOL, TN (February 14, 2018) — In December 2017, Arbico East held a fundraiser for Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit organization that helps provide funding for children’s charities across the country. Through our guests’ generous one-dollar donations, we were able to raise $11,866 for the non-profit. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the O. Bruton Smith Building at Bristol Motor Speedway, we presented the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities with the check.
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.
We want to thank you, our guests, for your generous donations to this great cause. Your one-dollar donations are making a difference in the lives of children in our region.
Learn more about Speedway Children's Charities here.
Learn more about the Bristol Chapter here.
BRISTOL, TN (January 25, 2018) — Arbico East would like to acknowledge four of its restaurants that recently received Arby's A.C.E. (Arby's Certification of Excellence) award during the Arby's Operations Review.
The Triple A.C.E. designation is awarded to restaurants that achieve an “A” rating in the Guest Experience, Food Safety, and Arby’s Standards categories of the Arby’s Operations Review. The A.C.E. award is a benchmark that stores across the nation strive for, and four Arbico stores recently received it: South Roan, North Roan, Greeneville, and Colonial Heights, who was the first Arby’s restaurant to receive it in 2018.