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Ensuring hot, fresh Arby’s sandwiches

October 1, 2018 | Justin Gallegos | flashback
Arby's sandwiches

Arby’s brought a new fast food concept to Omaha in 1969.

According to the January- February issue of OPPD’S Ideas magazine, the new drive-in restaurant on 333 South 72nd St., featured new electric ovens and electric warmers.

“Our electric cooking equipment saves hours of time, both in preparation of foods and in maintenance” said owner Sam B. Marvin.

The electric warmers kept foods hot and ready to serve customers without any problems. The even monitoring and well-regulated heat that provided uniform quality food each day.

One of the secrets to Arby’s famous roast beef sandwiches was the electric ovens, which sealed the juices and kept the meat tender and full of flavor.

Arby's sandwiches
Inside the Arby’s fast food restaurant on South 72nd Street in 1969. Credit: OPPD Ideas magazine
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About Justin Gallegos

Justin Gallegos, an Omaha South High School graduate, is pursuing his education in the fine arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is part of the Legacy I3 program at OPPD. Justin works in Corporate Marketing and Communications at the utility. When Justin isn't working, he enjoys spending his free time outdoors, running, creating art, and most importantly, being with his family.

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