Paul Brown, chief executive of Inspire Brands

Atlanta-based Inspire Brands to add 200 jobs, move office

Inspire Brands, now one of the nation’s largest restaurant companies, is adding 200 jobs in a dramatic expansion of its Atlanta headquarters.

The company also plans to move its offices.

Inspire — founded by Paul Brown, former chief executive officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, and Neal Aronson, founder and managing partner of Roark Capital — has a portfolio that includes more than 4,600 restaurants in the Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and R Taco chains and about 150,000 employees.

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Inspire currently has about 300 employees at 1155 Perimeter Center West. The company plans a move next year to 3 Glenlake Parkway. That site is a former headquarters of Newell Rubbermaid and is not far from the new Mercedes-Benz headquarters.

The corporate expansion is part of an ambitious growth plan, with the company aiming to buy more restaurant chains, from fast food to casual dining, Brown recently told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The company will be filling jobs in marketing, finance, operations, information technology, legal and development roles.

Inspire said that interested candidates can visit to learn more about the jobs and to apply for openings.

Inspire’s news comes during a string of corporate expansions recently announced in metro Atlanta. Among the companies saying they will be adding hundreds of jobs are InstacartIncomm and Pandora.

The most recent unemployment report shows metro Atlanta joblessness at an 11-year low.