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From Her Wedding to Valentine’s Day, Anne Celebrates a Love of Arby’s

By Raj Prashad

From serving Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches at her wedding, to celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Jamocha shake, Anne Goddard Rand considers herself one of the biggest Arby’s fans around.

Her fondness for Arby’s began when she was a child, with weekly trips to the local Virginia-area restaurant with her family to enjoy classic Roast Beef sandwiches and Curly Fries.

“Going to Arby’s became our weekly Sunday ritual after church. Since then, I’ve tried to spread the gospel of Arby’s everywhere I go,” Anne said.

While Anne still loves a classic Roast Beef sandwich, there’s another option that’s stolen her heart over the years: the Beef ‘n Cheddar.

“I love the Jamocha shake and I eat all the Market Fresh sandwiches,” Anne said.

“But when the Beef ‘n Cheddar came along, that really changed my life.”

Anne’s passion for a good Beef ‘n Cheddar led her to serve a variation of the signature Arby’s sandwich alongside Curly Fries at her wedding just last year.

“Our wedding planner wanted us to serve late-night food, so I mentioned that I’m really into Arby’s.” Anne said.

“I like to think that I converted a lot of people over to Arby’s Beef ‘N Cheddars that night. At least that’s what my intention was.”

Arby's Beef N Cheddar wedding

Anne and her husband served Beef ‘N Cheddar sandwiches and Curly Fries at their wedding. (Patricia Lyons Photography)

Celebrating special moments with Arby’s didn’t stop at Anne’s wedding. She will use almost any opportunity to enjoy her beloved Arby’s, including a romantic Valentine’s Day with her husband.

“My husband and I went to Arby’s last year for Valentine’s Day, and it’s become a little bit of a tradition now. This year, he really knocked it out of the park,” Anne said.

“He asked where I wanted to go, and I told him, ‘Honestly, I want to go to Arby’s.’ So we went. We were waiting for our meal when he said he needed to go get his phone. I didn’t think much of it, but when I walked to the back of the restaurant, he had set up our table with a table cloth and candles. It was perfect.”

Goddard Valentine's Day

Anne and her husband shared Valentine’s Day each of the last two years at Arby’s.

For Anne, she can’t trace back one specific sandwich or moment that explains her endearment of Arby’s. It’s simply good food and fast service that continues to draw her back.

“When I eat at Arby’s,  I know I’m getting a quality experience with good food in a great restaurant atmosphere.


It’s a step above other quick service restaurants.” Anne Goddard, Guest

Photos from Anne’s wedding were taken by Patricia Lyons Photography.