“Dunkin’ Brands confirms that it has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands. There is no certainty that any agreement will be reached. Neither group will comment further unless and until a transaction is agreed,” said Karen Raskopf, chief communications officer of Dunkin’ Brands.
Inspire Brands declined to comment. The company, which owns Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and several other restaurant brands, is backed by private equity group Roark Capital Group.
Dunkin’ Brands is set to release earnings on Thursday.