The global multi-brand restaurant company Inspire Brands, Inc. announced a merger agreement to acquire Dunkin Brands for approximately $11.3 billion. Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. is a parent company of Dunkin and Baskin-Robbins brand.
- Dunkin is famous for its combination of high-quality coffees, espresso beverages, baked goods, and breakfast sandwiches served all day with fast, friendly service.
- Baskin-Robbins, the worlds largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is known for its variety of 31 flavors of ice cream, along with their creative ice cream cakes, milkshakes, and ice cream sundaes.
- At present there are more than 12,500 Dunkin’ and almost 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants around the world. Following the completion of the transaction, Dunkin and Baskin-Robbins will be operated as distinct brands within Inspire.
In Sep 2020, Inspire Brands signed an agreement with ItsaCheckmate, the leading solution that integrates multiple online ordering platforms into point-of-sale (POS) systems. Inspire announced a strategic partner with ItsaCheckmate and had made an investment in the companys Series B financing round. Financial terms were not disclosed.
In Oct 2019, Inspire Brands, Inc. (Inspire) announced the completion of its acquisition of Jimmy Johns Sandwiches. With the addition of Jimmy Johns, Inspire now encompasses more than 11,200 restaurants across 16 countries generating more than $14 billion annual system sales, making it the fourth-largest restaurant company in the United States. In addition to Jimmy Johns, Inspires restaurant portfolio includes Arbys, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In and Rusty Taco.
About Inspire Brands
Inspire brands, headquartered in Georgia, United States, is a global multi-brand restaurant company. Inspire is majority-owned by affiliates of Roark Capital. The companys portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arbys, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, and Jimmy Johns restaurants globally. The company has more than 325,000 team members worldwide.
About Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
Dunkin’ Brands Group headquartered in Canton, Mass, the USA, is one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. The company is 100 percent franchised business model which included over 12,500 Dunkin’ restaurants and almost 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants.