Posted by Skye W (+18) 11 years ago
Does anyone know the real truth of an Arbys coming to Miles City? I heard it was going next to the, yet another casino that is going between Wendys and Wal-Mart. Is this true!?
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
Jeeze Skye, don't go bananas! hah
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Posted by gierke (+190) 11 years ago
would be nice if one did come to town
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
I do love their Curly Fries.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3750) 11 years ago
Arby's is fast-food for the elderly. My Grandma used to eat at Arby's as I recall.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 11 years ago
Speaking as an elderly person, I love Arbys..... It obviously isn't haute cuisine, but who cares...

[This message has been edited by howdy (11/9/2009)]
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3750) 11 years ago
It obviously isn't haute cuisine


Since when is ANY fast food place a 5-Star experience?
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
Long John Silver's is a five star experience.
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Posted by Derf Bergman (+589) 11 years ago
"Honey, we are at the Long John Silver's!" (Larry the Cable Guy)
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+1302) 11 years ago
I know you don't want to hear this but..

Beef and Cheddar 650 calories, 300 calories from fat (near half of all calories), 2200 mg of sodium, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of saturated fat.

I know, I know...they taste good...but they aren't really good for the body.

However, I hear curly fries actually make you healthier.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 11 years ago
It always scares me when I find another point where I agree with Kyle.....
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+255) 11 years ago
Do you have a huge truck stop being planned near the Interstate? Here in Texas, that is where the Arby's, the Dominoes, the Subways, etc., etc. are showing up. Currently at the huge truck stop here in Waller TX, there is an Arby's. At the in-town Exxon, there are a Popeyes and a Dominoes. Scope out any new gas stations -- they don't seem to be making these restaurants free-standing anymore.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 11 years ago
My haute cuisine remark was a joke, Kyle, lol....Don't worry...I do know the difference...

Walmart has never filled their space for a place to eat (right as you enter the door to the food side)..

[This message has been edited by howdy (11/9/2009)]
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Posted by TK (+1628) 11 years ago
I for one would LOVE to see Arbys come in. Would definitely give Mcdonalds and Wendys some much needed competition! Plus Wendys is SO slow if you go inside. We don't eat out often, but when we do (basically if ever the budget allows for it), it's usually just fast food...and since we have a big decision between Wendys and McDonald's.........yeah.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
Maryann McDaniel,

Right near the interstate is our Exxon "Town Pump" TruckStop, alongside the somewhat truckstop Cenex. Our "Haynes Avenue" is basically the truckers lunch line... food businesses (with casinos mixxed in). All within walking distance of the stop. Wendy's is the farthest from the interstate, and it seems they want to place this new business inbetween wendy's and the interstate.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 11 years ago
There was a possible plan for an Arby's back before the financial crash. That fell through and I haven't heard anything since.

I love potato cakes and Jamoca shakes!

Of course, if one opened, they'd have the same problem every other place in Miles City has, lack of dependable help. There are just more jobs than people willing and able to work around here.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I doubt an Arby's is in the wings for a town that no longer that has a vacant former Holiday station on Main.

Seriously, if you worked in Arby's corporate office, would you be chomping at the bit to put a new store in a relatively-stagnant (business-wise) town of less than 9,000 people?

More power to Arby's if they're willing to take the risk, but I can't see it happening.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
Brian, what's up with the old Holiday now?

(I remember when it came in as Super America - got lots of goodies and comics from there as a boy - Ralph Snart, yay!).
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3717) 11 years ago
The "Made in Montana" store is there now. Nice to see something in there after it sat empty for 10? or so years.
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Posted by TK (+1628) 11 years ago
It hasn't been that long! I've lived in MC for 9 years in February and it was still open when I moved here.....maybe it's only been closed 8 years???? Either way, it'd been quite some time anyway!

Back to Arbys, though, guess if you want something at Arbys THAT bad, will have to go to Dickinson or Billings to get it! LOL

[This message has been edited by TK (11/10/2009)]
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
It closed when I was in Middle School here, so about 6 years ago.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 11 years ago
Here in Helena, we have an Arby's. Its been here at least 8 years, maybe longer. I think I have been there twice.

I used to like the plain roast beef sandwiches with horseradish sauce, but my tastebuds have seemed to expanded in recent years. Plus, its just not that hard to make a sandwich at home.

When we came to Miles City last month antelope hunting, I had the good fortune to stop at the Crystal Pistol and pickup a case of pacos, which we baked in the oven that night for dinner. Now that is good fast food!
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Posted by Skye W (+18) 11 years ago
Ok.. So noone really answered my question...Does anyone know the truth? Like for sure with evidence? I heard it from another fast food owner in Miles City so I don't know what to think.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 11 years ago
A site plan for an Arby's had not come before the planning board. That much I know for certain.
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Posted by Jim Brady (+428) 11 years ago
Here in Elko, the Mayor owns Arby's, a Burger King, a Tastee-Freez and part of a Basque dinner house. That's why Elko will never see Applebee's, Chili's or an Olive Garden, etc, even though the market demographics are probably favorable for one of the larger sit-down chains.

Word on the street was that Jaker's was trying to permit a restaurant here, but local business interests (Mayor) were stepping all over the permit process. When a new business started construction on Mtn City Highway last year, the folks were all excited for something new until it turned out to be....a second Burger King!

Now there is a rumor floating around that Newmont Mining is "involved" with building a Chili's on the site of their new office complex. That would be interesting to see the "evil corporate giant" break the strangle-hold the "town fathers" have had on certain business interests for the past 100 years.

They are building something restaurant-like on the Newmont site and I guess we will see what it turns out to be....

Probably another Tastee-Freez.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
Jim:

Funny how things work, isn't it?

I didn't even know that Tastee Freez was still alive!
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 11 years ago
Would love to see either or both an Arby's or Burger King go into Miles City. For fast food, Wendy's and McD's are o.k. but they could definatly stand some competition. Like someone said though, if you don't have the reliable help to run them, it's not going to work in the first place. The economy being what it is today, it's hard for me to believe that there isn't quality help to be had.
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Posted by Skye W (+18) 11 years ago
Thanks for all the insight guys....but can I get a strait answer from someone!?
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
You've come to the wrong place.
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Posted by Todd Riddle (+84) 11 years ago
Are you looking for a job from Arby's??? Perhaps you should first get a job at McDonalds or Wendy's to get a little experience first?

You can always contact the arby's corporate headquarters at

Arby's Inc.* 100 Corporate Drive Ft Lauderdale, FL 33334 800-487-2729

but I dont know if they deal with the local hiring of fry cooks?? I'm proud of you though to be proactive in getn your toe in the door! I look forward to seeing that gleam in your eye when you hand me my curly fries

It'll make me happy to know that you are exactly where you want to be! Way to go sport

~A very supportive me!
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Posted by Steve Allison (+974) 11 years ago
Amorette is on the planning board, all plans for new construction and businesses have to go through the planning board. So her answer that there is nothing before the board is straight answer. Nothing before the board means nothing is officially happening. Until it comes before the board it it rumors, wishful thinking or preliminary thinking.
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Posted by Todd Riddle (+84) 11 years ago
At least my answer gave him hope
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Posted by Skye W (+18) 11 years ago
No i am not looking for a job. I have a job and I have experience because I worked at DQ for a year and a half. I simply just wanted some dang curly fries!
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Posted by Todd Riddle (+84) 11 years ago
And if you were looking for a job that wouldnt be a bad thing, I'm sure you would be an awesome fry cook! and the Arby's uniform is a chick magnet

~Im here if you need me
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Posted by Todd Riddle (+84) 11 years ago
lol
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 11 years ago
See? And I would have said to ask George for a strait answer. We are a helpful bunch aren't we??
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Posted by Kelly (+2618) 11 years ago
**Rimshot**
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Posted by Kelly (+2618) 11 years ago
I was driving on South Haynes Ave. today. Just south of Wendy's was a sign saying, "Future Home of Arby's."
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
Unless Long John Silvers moves to town, Miles City's culinary offerings will remain incomplete.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1795) 11 years ago
Bob N.: Are we going to have to have a "Long John Silver" intervention for you?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
You might have to include me in that intervention. I'll admit it in public... My name is Dan and I actually like to eat at both Arby's and Long John Silvers.

[This is where you all wave and say "Hi Dan" and tell me it's okay, that you all understand].
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Posted by JCF (+398) 11 years ago
Hi Dan. I understand.
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+591) 11 years ago
Seafood in Montana? When pigs (and cows) fly!
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
Long John Silver?! *makes wretching noise*
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Posted by Mindy B (+74) 11 years ago
I use to really like Arby's roast beef but the last three times I ordered it I was disappointed. I think they switched to really cheap meat. Anyone else notice this? I haven't been back since.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
Mindy:

I agree. Arby's roast beef sandwiches are nearly inedible.

And I am not a fussy eater. Arby's is very bad.
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+379) 11 years ago
to which I say.... "PPPPPPPPPFFFFFTTTTT!!!"
The Arby's here is still one of my favorite places for fast food. My only complaint would be that it' kinda spendy for fast food, but good??? OH hell yea
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Posted by Smiley (+852) 11 years ago
Front page of paper today was a headline about Arby's coming to town. There really is a sign on Haynes!!!

YAY
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
I've never eaten at Long John Silver. I just find the name and concept amusing.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
I actually enjoy Long John Silvers. It's been 10 years since I ate at one, but I had been there on multiple occasions prior.

I'd love to have a Popeye's in the area.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14728) 11 years ago
I'd love to have a Popeye's in the area.


It is very hard to dial 911 when you are the one with the heart attack.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
Life is short. Eat what you like.

Anyhoo ... this just in from Friday's Star (http://www.milescitystar..../index.php):

Arby's franchise coming
By Elaine Forman


The fast-food franchise that specializes in roast beef sandwiches will be putting up a building next to Wendy's on South Haynes Avenue.
A sign was put up on the land Thursday afternoon announcing the plans. It reads "Future Home of Arby's."

Arby's Rick Bently-Miller of Scottsbluff, Neb., is head of the deal, but he was unavailable for comment Friday morning.

The land was purchased from Roger Lothspeich of Miles City, who also owns Riverside Marine & Cycle.

Currently the closest Arby's locations are in Billings, Gillette, Wyo.; Spearfish, S.D.; and Dickinson, N.D. Miles City has not had an Arby's before.

In addition to roast beef, Arby's also serves chicken, salads, toasted subs and more.

According to its Web site, Arby's serves "delicious, wholesome food made with the finest quality ingredients in every sandwich, salad and side item we make."

Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Laney said that anytime the Miles City area's economics are studied by potential businesses, and they see what we have to offer and decide to invest in the area, "it's promising" and "a sign of things to come."
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
Brian wrote:
I'd love to have a Popeye's in the area.



Richard wrote:
It is very hard to dial 911 when you are the one with the heart attack.




Nice, Richard.

Popeye's is solid - don't ever see them coming out here...

Fargo is getting a Five Guys burger joint, so anything is possible, I guess?

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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
The LJS and Arby's here have good food. I haven't noticed a change. Maybe regional (or unit) quality is suffering in some places?

Popeyes = teh yumz. We only have one here and it got put up on the side of town we had just moved out of when we bought our house. So, it's not convenient to go there.

I wish In-N-Out Burger would set up shop here. Glad we have a Hardees or two around, as well. Gotta' get that Hot Ham 'n Cheese fix sometimes.
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Posted by Rydog (+69) 11 years ago
Wooo! Fantastic.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
In N Out is only in California, Arizona, and Las Vegas (as far as I know)

I know it's only fast food, but In N Out is FABULOUS
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3717) 11 years ago
In'n'Out was the first place I went when I got to California for a friend's wedding this summer. I got off the plane and commanded my GPS to find one for me. Actually when I first moved to California I didn't really see the appeal but then I found out about "animal style" and I have been hooked ever since. My healthy eating attempts suffered multiple setbacks due to midnight runs for a double-double.

I'm also kind of embarrassed to say it but I'm looking forward to having an Arby's roast beef sandwich. I love the barbecue sauce they have there. It's pretty similar to what they used to have at Hardee's which I also loved. I can't get on board with the beef and cheddar though (should be called beef and cheeze whiz). That has to be pretty far up there on the list of foods that look nothing like the picture when you actually get them. I know several people that love them but they kind of gross me out.



[This message has been edited by Levi Forman (12/19/2009)]
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Posted by julieinmc (+511) 11 years ago
In-n-Out is always the very first place I eat when I get to San Diego. My favorite is a Double Double with just cheese and grilled onions. Oh Man! I know they have a more extensive menu than what you see on the board, but have never found out much about it. I have also heard of Animal Style and really wonder what that is. So Levi, can you tell me more please?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5098) 11 years ago
I'm not Levi (we're likely both thankful for that), but here are a few links:

http://www.badmouth.net/i...cret-menu/

http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3637) 11 years ago
Dang Bob! Thanks for the public service but now I am hungry.
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Posted by Dave Golterman (+236) 11 years ago
Looks like In-N-Out has expanded a little beyond California, Arizona and Las Vegas. They also have a couple of locations in Reno and Utah.

http://www.in-n-out.com/alllocations.asp
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 11 years ago
Yep, we just got an In-n-Out Burger a few miles from our house. It's a madhouse all day long.
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Posted by Todd Riddle (+84) 11 years ago
SKYE W!!!!!!! Are you excited, got your kahki's ready for your interview? Im so proud of you dude, go get em, I'm still looking forward to that smile when you serve them fries buddy! I'm so proud of you!

GO SKYE W!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
Here's the sign, just digitized...

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Posted by T Brown (+483) 11 years ago
Hey Todd....it's really not nice to call a female a "Dude". Skye W. is a girl!!!
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Posted by snorkie (+108) 11 years ago
Bah humbug. Long John Silvers would be great, but Arbys? Wonderful, we have one more place with lousy service and rubber food to choose from. Yeah team!
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+277) 11 years ago
hmmm... sounds like you guys (miles city) need some more local flavor, a hoagieville would be so awesome. since moving out of western montana, my husband and i are craving some hoagie cheese fries.
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Posted by Scott P (+113) 11 years ago
Best roast beef sandwich i have had is at Paul Bunyans in Butte. with onions, green peppers and cheese. A 16 inch sandwich will get two meals.
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Posted by polar bear (+514) 11 years ago
You guys need Pita Pit! It is healthy and delicious, unlike most of what it sounds like you have there.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
Tried Hoagieville in Missoula - was not that impressed. They DO have a 5-Guys there now, I think it opened about the time we moved.

During Lent, Arby's puts out a nice fish sandwich - at least they used to.
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Posted by julieinmc (+511) 11 years ago
Wendy, I am so jealous!
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1664) 11 years ago
I must say, I am very impressed with the fact that they are using mostly, if not all, local contractors in this building project.

As my three-year old would say, yeah for "Barbies".
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 11 years ago
Had my first In-n-Out burger last week and I was underwhelmed. What's the big deal?
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3717) 11 years ago
I felt the same way when I first tried them, but I eventually got hooked. For me it was finding out about "Animal Style". It's like a big mac only good.
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Posted by julieinmc (+511) 11 years ago
Mmmmmmm, I like the single or double with only cheese and grilled onions. Also, there is just something about those made from fresh potatoes fries that makes In-n-Out my first place to stop when I get to Cali or Vegas.
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