Announcements


  • Inspire Brands Completes Acquisition of Sonic Corp.
    December 7, 2018
    Inspire Brands, Inc. (“Inspire”) today announced the completion of its $2.3 billion acquisition of Sonic Corp. (“Sonic”).
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  • Inspire Brands Sonic
    Sonic Corp. to be Acquired by Inspire Brands in $2.3 Billion Transaction
    September 25, 2018
    Oklahoma City and Atlanta – September 25, 2018 – Sonic Corp. (“Sonic”) (NASDAQ: SONC) and Inspire Brands, Inc. (“Inspire”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Inspire will acquire Sonic for $43.50 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion including the assumption of Sonic’s net debt.
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  • Lyle Tick, President, Buffalo Wild Wings
    Inspire Brands Names New President of Buffalo Wild Wings
    September 17, 2018
    Inspire Brands today announced that Lyle Tick has been named President of Buffalo Wild Wings, the largest sports bar restaurant chain in the country. Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Tick was Managing Director for Walgreens Boots Alliance beauty brands business in the Americas. He also worked for Bacardi, where he served as Senior Global Category Director based in London and Vice President of Marketing for North America based in Miami. Prior to Bacardi, Tick held a variety of positions within marketing and advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Gotham, McGarryBowen, and DDB.
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  • Inspire Brands Announces New Leadership for R Taco
    April 2, 2018
    Inspire Brands today announced that Tim Casey will join R Taco as Brand Head. Previously, Casey served as President of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of MFOC Holdco, Inc., the parent company of the Mrs. Fields brand and TCBY. He has also held leadership positions with Starbucks, International Coffee & Tea, Circle K, and Southland Corporation.
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  • Inspire Brands Launches Today with Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings as Foundation
    February 5, 2018
    Inspire Brands, Inc., a new global, multi-brand restaurant company, launched today following the completion of a $2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings by Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
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  • Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Announce Definitive Merger Agreement
    November 28, 2017
    Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which ARG will acquire BWLD for $157 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion, including BWW’s net debt.
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