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Dunkin’ Brands confirms preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands

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CANTON, Mass., U.S. — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc, the parent company of two of the world’s most recognized brands, Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, confirms that it has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands. There is no certainty that any agreement will be reached. The Company will not comment further unless and until a transaction is agreed or discussions are terminated.

Founded in February 2018 with a vision to invigorate great brands and supercharge their long-term growth, Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco and Jimmy John’s locations worldwide.

The company’s headquarters and Global Support Center is located in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in metro Atlanta’s Perimeter Center district. Inspire Brands is owned by Roark Capital Group.

About Dunkin’ Brands Group

With more than 21,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) 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.

At the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, Dunkin’ Brands’ 100 percent franchised business model included over 13,000 Dunkin’ restaurants and approximately 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in Canton, Mass.

About Dunkin’

Dunkin’ is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day. True to their name, they offer 50+ varieties of donuts, but you can also enjoy dozens of premium beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

In 1950, Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin’ shop in Quincy, MA. Just five years later, a franchise legacy was born.