WICHITA — Andover is getting its first Arby's.
It'll also be the first restaurant to locate at MarketPlace, the new development on the southeast corner of Kellogg and Andover Road.
The Arby's will be in a 2,800-square-foot space.
"They're a solid concept," says developer Paul Jackson, president of Vantage Point Properties.
The 140-acre mixed-use development is anchored by the YMCA and Dillons Marketplace. Kansasland Tire and Capitol Federal Savings also have locations there.
"We'll feel like we were successful as long as we attract a good mix of products and services," Jackson says. "That's our goal."
There are about a dozen pad sites left to fill. Jackson hopes for more restaurants, including fast food and casual-dining concepts.
The Arby's will have seating and a drive-through.
United States Beef Corp., the largest Arby's franchisee, plans to open the restaurant in the first quarter of 2010.
"We try to bring a little more freshness to the fast food," says Kim Thompson, vice president of human resources and risk for the company.
"We have a healthy version of fast food," Thompson says. "That's always been our goal."