Metro Vancouver’s only Arby’s location aims to open this week

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A brand new Arby’s franchise is set to open soon in Metro Vancouver, and it will be the only one open in the region.

Arby’s is set to open its doors Friday, Jan. 18, a staff member tells our sibling publication the Delta Optimist.

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Located in South Delta at Tsawwassen Commons, the location had initially been eyeing a December 2018 opening, however delays have forced everyone craving a roast beef sandwich, curly fries, and a Jamocha shake to wait several more weeks.

V.I.A. has reached out to Arby’s parent company HQ for confirmation.

Arby’s was one of the initial food businesses linked to Tsawwassen Commons when the outdoor mall project across the street from Tsawassen Mills was announced, however the company’s presence in Metro Vancouver has undergone a shift of late, with its last location in the lower mainland shuttering last year.

In 2017, Arby’s announced plans to add several Canadian locations.

Metro Vancouver has had an up and down relationship with the fast food chain Arby’s for a long time now. An ongoing joke for Redditors, a delicious food memory for some, and a total curiosity to others, any mention of Arby’s in the region is sure to raise debate.

Arby’s currently has locations open in B.C. in Cranbrook, Kelowna, and Kamloops.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom