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What Inspire Brands is building with its Dunkin’ acquisition

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features a discussion with Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo on some recent deals in the restaurant industry.

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Inspire Brands’ proposed purchase of Dunkin’ Brands was the culmination of three years of acquisitions that have taken the brand operator into the stratosphere.

In this week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive,” Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo discuss this deal and what Inspire CEO Paul Brown is building in Atlanta.

They also discuss a couple of other, smaller deals: The $2 million acquisition of Friendly’s by the owner of Red Mango, and the recent sale of Corner Bakery to the owner of Boston Market.

The various deals were vastly different, but they suggest that merger and acquisition activity in the industry is picking up both for struggling concepts and those that are strong, like Dunkin’.

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