Written by Jake Perez
The parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins has sold itself to the private equity-backed firm that owns chains like Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings for $11.3 billion, including debt. The deal is one of the industry’s largest “in more than a decade.” Inspire Brands formed just three years ago and has quickly built a portfolio of quick-service eateries that includes Sonic, Jimmy Johns and Arby’s among them. Many commuter-reliant breakfast chains have been buffeted by the pandemic, and Dunkin’ has revealed that it will close 800 stores by the end of the year.
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