Paul Brown, the chief executive of Inspire Brands, the chain’s parent, called Arby’s Mexico launch “an exciting moment in the brand’s international growth as we bring our meat-focused menu to new guests around the world.”
Arby’s restaurants have operated in Mexico in past years. Those operations ended, though the company didn’t provide details when asked about it Thursday. A story in media outlet El Financiero suggested the restaurants were hurt by a poor economy in the 1990s and management problems.
Arby’s has more than 3,500 restaurants in its chain, all but 155 of which are in the United States. Others are in Canada, Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, Japan and South Korea.