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The story of Arby's, The Daily Show jokes and Pharrell's hat

Paul Brown became the CEO of Arby's in 2013. Coming from Hilton Worldwide, his career move may have come as a surprise to some, but Brown was a believer in the brand. In just a few years, Brown brought Arby's to record sales. He'd go on to co-found Inspire Brands, which owns Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, and Sonic. Through the acquisitions and the turnarounds, Brown has maintained one thing across the brands: authenticity.