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Inspire Brands formed as parent company of R Taco, Buffalo Wild Wings

Mark Reilly
American City Business Journals

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. closed on its acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday and announced the creation of a new company, Inspire Brands, that would operate both restaurant chains, as well as others that Inspire plans to acquire in the future. In a statement , the company said that Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) would be operated out of Inspire's Atlanta headquarters, though it would retain a "support center" in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith had previously said she'd depart when the deal closed .