BUSINESS DIGEST || Arby's purchases Buffalo Wild Wings


Youngstown-born Arby’s completed its deal to buy Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday and created a new company named Inspire Brands that will run the chains.

Inspire Brands will oversee Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and a small chain with about 30 locations called R Taco. Arby’s, known for its meaty sandwiches, has more than 3,400 restaurants; Buffalo Wild Wings has more than 1,200.

Arby’s first location was opened on U.S. Route 224 in Boardman on July 23, 1964, by brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel of New Castle, Pa.

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