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DRM is a family-owned and operated company, founded in 1977. Matt and Marc Johnson, who joined the company in 1984, are President & CEO and President & COO, respectively. Matt and Marc literally grew up in fast food and brought with them the experience, talent and foresight to make DRM one of the most flexible and enjoyable places to work. “We provide the atmosphere, flexibility, opportunities for learning and growth, and feel this is what makes us the employer of choice for the right people,” said Matt Johnson.

DRM currently owns and operates 81 Arby’s restaurants in six Midwest states with the Corporate Office located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Iowa – 22
Des Moines – 8
Ames – 2
Altoona – 1
Ankeny – 1
Mason City – 1
Ottumwa – 1
Newton – 1
Pella – 1
Clear Lake – 1
Indianola – 1
Osceola – 1
Carroll – 1
Clive – 1
Norwalk – 1
Nebraska – 11
Lincoln – 7
Gretna – 1
Omaha – 3 

Illinois – 9
Rockford – 5
Loves Park – 2
Machesney Park – 1
Rockton – 1

Winona, Minnesota – 1

Kirksville, Missouri – 1

Wisconsin – 37
Green Bay – 5
Abrams – 1
Appleton – 4
Beaver Dam – 1
Beloit – 2
Black River Falls – 1
Chippewa Falls – 1 Columbus – 1
De Pere – 2
Eau Claire – 2      Fond Du Lac – 1
Janesville – 1
Kaukauna – 1
Manitowoc – 1
Marinette – 1 Mukwonago – 1
Neenah – 1
New Franken – 1
Onalaska – 1
Oshkosh – 1
Shawano – 1
Sparta – 1
Sturgeon Bay – 1
Sun Prairie – 1
Tomah – 1
Waupaca – 1
Wisconsin Dells – 1

DRM strongly believes investing in image enhancement, technology and equipment is necessary to protect our markets and bring alignment to the value perceptions of consumers with Arby’s. Please visit the Remodeling link on our website under Locations for more information regarding our remodels and conversions.

DRM desires to continue to develop within our markets to achieve maximum penetration and greater operational efficiency. The increased market share will increase sales and individual store profits due to economies of scale. To achieve this goal, there is a need for continued growth in the Lincoln, Des Moines, Rockford, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison and La Crosse areas. DRM has a 25-store development agreement through November 30, 2022 with Arby’s for the exclusive rights in all of the above territories.

DRM is the 2nd largest Arby’s franchisee and was the proud recipient of the following awards at the Arby’s Worldwide Conventions:

  • 2004 & 2006: President’s Award (Franchisee of the Year)
  • 2015: Serve, Refresh, Delight Award
  • 2016: Golden A Award
  • 2017: Silver A Award