By Conrad Dudderar
The landscape of Yukon’s Main Street recently changed. But this time, it was not for the better.
A familiar staple of Route 66 in Yukon for many years has closed permanently – the Arby’s fast-food sandwich restaurant at 8 E Main.
The Arby’s signs inside and in front of the building have been taken down.
A large trash dumpster now sits in back where the drive-thru lane used to be.
“We can confirm Arby’s of Yukon on Main Street permanently closed in March,” according to a March 21st statement from Flynn Restaurant Group, which owns Arby’s and other franchise restaurants. “It has been a pleasure serving guests at this location over the years.
“We are appreciative of our staff, who have been given the opportunity to relocate to other Flynn Restaurant Group owned and operated restaurants in the area and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
There remains an Arby’s restaurant at 12500 N.W. 10th Street in the Marketplace at Czech Hall development. While this location has a Yukon address, it is in Oklahoma City limits.
“We look forward to serving new and returning guests at our nearby Arby’s restaurant, located at 12500 NW 10th St in Yukon,” according to Flynn Restaurant Group’s statement.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Arby’s was founded in 1964 and is the second-largest sandwich restaurant brand in the world with more than 3,500 restaurants in nine countries.
The chain is known for its roast-beef and market-fresh sandwiches, sliders and crispy chicken.
While the Yukon Main Street Arby’s has closed, a new Casa Perico Mexican restaurant opened in recent months in the former Mae’s Diner location at 505 E Main.
Green Chile Kitchen, 12 E Main, continues to thrive just east of the former Arby’s fast-food eatery.
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