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Hundreds of people lined up in Midtown to order at Arby’s first food truck in the country. The event was a huge success, according to Arby’s officials from Knoxville. The truck is expected to be back weekly on Wednesdays.
Arby’s food truck a hit

Roane Countians like roast beef.

When the Arby’s franchise in Knoxville parked a food truck in Midtown Wednesday, people — hundreds at a time — stood on hot pavement in snaking lines, waiting to order. Some brought their children. Several brought their dogs.

One Wendy’s employee waited clad in her work uniform.

Did she feel guilty about that?

“Not in the least,” she said.

Michael and Amy Daugherty drove from Rockwood for a chance at some different fast-food fare.