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Historic Phoenix Arby’s to host grand reopening, donate $30K to food bank

(St. Mary's Food Bank Photo)

PHOENIX — A historic Arby’s location in Phoenix is hosting its grand reopening and is giving back to commemorate the occasion.

The Arby’s on 38th Street and Thomas Road is celebrating the reopening and upgrades to its historic neon cowboy hat sign at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release.

The fast food chain will then make a $30,000 donation to the St. Mary’s Food Bank, matching what was spent to update the sign.

The donation will provide more than 200,000 meals to those in need.

“It means so much to me to see this community genuinely support and consider us a part of what makes Phoenix a special place to call home,” Jay Johnson, vice president for the local Arby’s franchisee that operates the Thomas location and more than 40 others in Arizona, said in the release.

“Making a difference is a key Arby’s value, so we couldn’t reopen our restaurant without giving back to the community that we cherish.”

The sign has been in operation since 1972.

Those who stop by the Arby’s this week will have access to special deals, including $1 shakes and mozzarella sticks.

Arby’s has donated more than $100,000 to the St. Mary’s Food Bank in the past five years, according to the release.

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