‘Arby’s Army’ planning “invasion” of Oshawa shop to nudge sandwich chain to open Toronto location

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Published March 6, 2024 at 12:43 pm

Arby's Army
Arby's Army

Hundreds of enthusiastic lovers of roast beef sandwiches from restaurant chain Arby’s will be descending on the Oshawa location Saturday in a bid to pressure the company to open a restaurant in Toronto.

“Arby’s won’t give Toronto a location so we are taking the Arby’s Army to them,” said the ‘Arby’s Army’ group in a post on Facebook. “The last time we invaded their Burlington location but this time it’s Oshawa! Get ready for the meatssss.”

Nearly 500 people have responded to the event’s Facebook page (464 at publication) with 110 confirmed to be going to the takeover of the north Oshawa restaurant, located at the north-east corner of Ritson and Taunton roads.

Toronto has had Arby’s locations before but all have closed over the years, leaving fans in Canada’s biggest city questioning the sincerity of the company’s slogan, “We have the meats!”

Arby’s was founded in Ohio in 1964 (their signature roast beef sandwich has been prepared and marinated the same way since 1971) and now has 3,400 locations, including 56 in Canada.

The Oshawa Arby’s takeover is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.

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