Arby's to Air Thirteen-Hour Commercial In Duluth, Minnesota

Dayna Evans · 05/24/14 09:00AM

Arby's, which has been on its game as the new cool brand to watch, is pulling another publicity stunt that only residents of Duluth, Minnesota will get to enjoy. For thirteen hours, starting at 1 p.m. today, the cooked meat shill will air one single commercial on local network My9. The storyline is magical.

Arby's Bought Pharrell's Arby's Hat on Ebay for $44,000

Jay Hathaway · 03/03/14 11:59AM

Attention, everyone who's made fun of Pharrell Williams for wearing an "Arby's hat": Arby's wants you to know it's right there with you. After the singer put his 5-story fedora up on eBay for charity, the company shelled out $44,000 to "get our hat back."

The Choice of a Fast Food Restaurant Is a Very Meaningful Choice

Hamilton Nolan · 10/11/12 03:15PM

Fast food restaurants: do you think they're "all the same?" Sure, and I guess human beings are "all the same" too, right? That's what Hitler thought, as well. For the rest of you, who know better, America's fast food establishments beseech you to take into considerations all the important factors relevant to your choice of a casual dining establishment. Once you purchase that McGriddle, there's no going back for a Croissanwich. This choice is forever.

Arby's Urinal Scalds Man's Genitals Lawsuit Claims

Neetzan Zimmerman · 06/11/12 08:00AM

A lawsuit has been filed against an Arby's in Monument, Colorado, by a man claiming his genitals were burned to the point of malfunction by the restaurant's urinal.

Eating & Drinking: Thursday Edition

cityfile · 03/12/09 02:40PM

• Rumor has it Iacopo Falai is in "early talks" to open up a space inside Andre Balazs's new Standard Hotel in the meatpacking district. [Eater]
• Chocolate Bar will reopen in a new West Village location on April 28. [NYO]
• The price of certain French cheeses quadruples on March 22. Ouch! [TONY]
Tim and Nina Zagat are launching a new food website. And The Atlantic is launching a new food "channel" tomorrow. [GS, AdAge]
• Korean food is taking over America, apparently. [WSJ]
• Sign 'o the times: Arby's first Brooklyn outpost is opening in the landmarked space formerly occupied by steakhouse Gage & Tollner. [NYDN]
• Chefs Daniel Boulud, Floyd Cardoz, and Marco Canora discuss the biz. [GS]
• Matt Oliver, doorman at M2 and brunch at Merkato 55, chats nightlife. [BB]
Bourdain on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: "It's a circus of cruelty, like shooting fish in a barrel with a cut-down 12-gauge shotgun. There's no cooking. It's just a bunch of dimwits—the lame, the halt and the delusional." [EMD]

Roast Beef for All

cityfile · 09/10/08 06:41AM

Here's some news that will be of zero interest to anyone attending Fashion Week: fast food chain Arby's, "purveyor of all manner of sliced roast beef sandwiches," says it plans to open 41 locations in New York City. [NYO]