Jimmy John's acquisition announced and will make Inspire Brands, the buyer, the fourth largest restaurant company.

Parent of Sonic, Arby’s to acquire Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s acquisition to make Inspire fourth largest U.S. restaurant company

Jimmy John Liautaud, founder and chairman, along with its Board, approved Jimmy John’s acquisition by Inspire Brands. The parent of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, and Rusty Taco—Inspire—entered into an agreement to purchase the sandwich chain for an undisclosed amount September 25. A Roark Capital subsidiary, the parent of Arby’s has annual sales totaling more than $14B. Inspire will also become the fourth largest U.S. restaurant company after the Jimmy John’s acquisition closes.

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