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The agreement was unanimously approved by the Jimmy John’s board of directors, including the brand’s founder Jimmy John Liautaud.
Atlanta-based Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company with a portfolio that includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic Drive-In and Rusty Taco locations worldwide.
Once acquired, Inspire will become fourth-largest restaurant company in the US with more than 11,200 restaurants across 16 countries.
Founded in 1983, Jimmy John’s has more than 2,800 locations across 48 states.
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