It’s been just over a year since Arby’s announced it would open an Ottawa location. With work on the new Ottawa franchise nearly complete and a grand opening is planned for Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

The franchise is part of the RB American Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.

Many events are planned for the grand opening. Guests are invited to visit the new location at 2340 S. Princeton St. The Arby’s Prize Wheel will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the chance to win free fries, shakes and other prizes.

“We could not be more thrilled to join the Ottawa community,” said Bo Davis, Senior Vice President of Operations, RB American. “What really gets us fired up is that this is the first Arby’s in town, which gives us the opportunity provide some true job creation in the market. We have already hired 10-15 fantastic employees for this location, but we need more! We hope to open our doors with 30-40 smiling faces ready to serve the citizens of Ottawa. Open interviews will be offered daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the restaurant. So, please come apply, join our team of MeatCrafters, and help us serve the fine people of Ottawa.”

The Ottawa location will be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, including details on employment opportunities, please visit www.work4arbys.com or www.Arbys.com.