Net units closed in 2011: 86
Arby's should be popular, with its lower-fat roast beef sandwiches, but the chain hasn't been able to attract the weight-conscious like Subway. The chain was sold off by Wendy's/Arby's Group mid-year to a private equity firm, Roark Capital Group, for $430 million. We'll see if new ownership helps this venerable brand make a comeback.
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