Inspire Brands was founded in February 2018. It formed from the merger of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. In addition to those previously named restaurants, its brands include Sonic, Rusty Taco and Jimmy John’s. It bought Sonic in 2018 and Jimmy John’s in 2019.
Inspire Brands spokesman Christopher Fuller wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday night that it is too early to say how the deal might affect the number of jobs the company has in metro Atlanta, where he said Inspire Brands will continue to be based. It also is too early to say whether Dunkin' Brands will keep its headquarters in Canton, Mass., he wrote.
Inspire Brands has about 1,000 people based at its Sandy Springs headquarters, after consolidating in Georgia some back office functions of chains it acquired earlier.
But it has kept the images and menus of the chains distinct. And it has retained “support centers” where the brands it acquired were based. Dunkin' Brands had about 1,100 employees as of the end of last year.
AJC staff writer Matt Kempner contributed to this article.