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Inspire Brands is building a fast-food empire, as the parent company of Arby's and Sonic considers buying Dunkin'

Business Insider Logo By ktaylor@businessinsider.com (Kate Taylor,Mary Hanbury) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 6:  Arby's parent company Inspire Brands is in talks to acquire Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins.  With more than 13,000 Dunkin' locations and about 8,000 Baskin-Robbins locations around the world, the deal would more than double the number of restaurants controlled by Inspire Brands. Inspire Brands has been building a fast-food empire, buying chains including Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John's, and Sonic in recent years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Arby's parent company Inspire Brands is creating a fast-food empire. On Sunday, Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins parent company, Dunkin' Brands, announced it is in talks to be acquired by Inspire. The New York Times reported that the deal would involve taking Dunkin' private at a price of $106.50 a share, valuing the company at roughly $8.8 billion. With more than 13,000 Dunkin' locations and about 8,000 Baskin-Robbins locations around the world, the deal would more than double the number of restaurants controlled by Inspire Brands.Adding a coffee and ice cream chain to Inspire's portfolio is just the latest step in CEO Paul Brown's mission to build a fast-food empire. In 2018, the company – which is majority owned by private-equity firm Roark Capital — acquired Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, and Sonic. Last year, it became the fourth-largest restaurant company to the US when it bought sandwich chain Jimmy John's. "We like brands that are great brands, that have gone through a period of great success, and may be in a temporary period with a little bit of a challenge, where there's an opportunity to come in and get it back on a path," Brown told Business Insider in early 2018, at the time of acquiring Buffalo Wild Wings.Read more: Arby's CEO made a $2.9 billion bet on Buffalo Wild Wings — here's his plan to save the struggling chainRestaurant conglomerates such as Inspire Brands, Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes), Yum Brands (parent of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC), and JAB Holdings (owner of a range of brands including Krispy Kreme, Panera, and Pret A Manger) are on the rise. Here is how Inspire Brands stacks up against the competition. Read the original article on Business Insider

Inspire Brands is building a fast-food empire, as the parent company of Arby's and Sonic considers buying Dunkin'

  • Arby's parent company Inspire Brands is in talks to acquire Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins. 
  • With more than 13,000 Dunkin' locations and about 8,000 Baskin-Robbins locations around the world, the deal would more than double the number of restaurants controlled by Inspire Brands.
  • Inspire Brands has been building a fast-food empire, buying chains including Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John's, and Sonic in recent years. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Arby's parent company Inspire Brands is creating a fast-food empire. 

On Sunday, Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins parent company, Dunkin' Brands, announced it is in talks to be acquired by Inspire. The New York Times reported that the deal would involve taking Dunkin' private at a price of $106.50 a share, valuing the company at roughly $8.8 billion. 

With more than 13,000 Dunkin' locations and about 8,000 Baskin-Robbins locations around the world, the deal would more than double the number of restaurants controlled by Inspire Brands.

Adding a coffee and ice cream chain to Inspire's portfolio is just the latest step in CEO Paul Brown's mission to build a fast-food empire. In 2018, the company – which is majority owned by private-equity firm Roark Capital — acquired Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, and Sonic. Last year, it became the fourth-largest restaurant company to the US when it bought sandwich chain Jimmy John's. 

"We like brands that are great brands, that have gone through a period of great success, and may be in a temporary period with a little bit of a challenge, where there's an opportunity to come in and get it back on a path," Brown told Business Insider in early 2018, at the time of acquiring Buffalo Wild Wings.

Read more: Arby's CEO made a $2.9 billion bet on Buffalo Wild Wings — here's his plan to save the struggling chain

Restaurant conglomerates such as Inspire Brands, Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes), Yum Brands (parent of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC), and JAB Holdings (owner of a range of brands including Krispy Kreme, Panera, and Pret A Manger) are on the rise. 

Here is how Inspire Brands stacks up against the competition. 

Read the original article on Business Insider
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