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Inspire Brands completes its purchase of Sonic

Inspire now operates brands that generate more than $12 billion in annual system sales.

Parent company Inspire Brands reached outside the restaurant industry for Lyle Tick, a retailer with deep marketing experience.

The new customer lures range from free delivery to guaranteed group reservations.

The chain’s focus is still on meats, but with a kicker calling attention to its complete sandwich line.

The parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is changing the name of R Taco back to Rusty Taco in an homage to its history.

The new position will be filled by another veteran of the hotel industry, Seth Freeman.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The company sold its 12.3% ownership stake to Inspire Brands.

The price of wings is down 32% over the past year as consumers shift toward boneless chicken, says RB’s The Bottom Line.