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UB Executive Conference: Keynote Rob Lynch of Arby’s Says “Persevere with Pride”
“We Have the Meats” is the #1 recognized tagline in QSR today—and Rob Lynch is the man behind that marketing strategy.
Rob Lynch is President at Arby’s and this year’s keynote speaker at Urner Barry’s Executive Conference.
When Rob first joined the company, Arby’s wasn’t the force it is today. But then CEO of Arby’s Paul Brown told him in their initial meeting, “Were going to change the entire company, or die trying.”
It’s safe to say, they succeeded. The company has seen incredible growth in just the last five years, making countless headlines and unforgettable impressions while...
An Appreciation of the Arby’s Tagline
Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened their first sandwich shop, R-B, in Boardman, Ohio, on July 23, 1964. The Raffel brothers were determined to break into the fast food industry with a fresh take in the wake of burger joint comeuppances. Armed with the knowledge that they could fade away if they opened “just another burger joint,” the Raffels instead built their dream on heaping stacks of fresh sliced hot roast beef atop fluffy, delicious bread. These sandwiches, along with chips, extra-large iced teas, and soft drinks, comprised...
Urner Barry Announces Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Executive Conference in Las Vegas
Urner Barry’s 2019 Executive Conference is just around the corner, and we are so excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be (drumroll please…) Arby’s President Rob Lynch!
That’s right. Rob Lynch, along with a host of top speakers and strategists, will be headlining this must-attend event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, April 28-30th.
Rob Lynch serves as President of Arby’s, part of Inspire Brands. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, and Rusty Taco locations worldwide.
Inspire Brands closed out 2018 with the $2.3 billion acquisition of Sonic Corp, making it the fifth largest restaurant company in the U.S...
Flynn Restaurant Group LP Acquires 368 Arby’s Restaurant Locations from U.S. Beef Corp.
Significant Acquisition Cements Flynn Restaurant Group’s Position as Largest Franchise Operator and Top 20 Foodservice Company in America Generating $2.3 Billion in Sales
RB American Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP, today announced that it has acquired 368 Arby’s® restaurants throughout the U.S. from United States Beef Corporation (US Beef). Arby’s, the second largest sandwich restaurant brand in the world, is a perfect fit for Flynn Restaurant Group, whose portfolio includes household names like Applebee’s®, Panera Bread® and Taco Bell®. RB American Group will be Flynn Restaurant Group’s fourth prominent restaurant brand.
With this acquisition, Flynn Restaurant Group will own and operate a combined total of 1,245 quick-service, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, generating $2.3 billion in sales and employing approximately 50,000 people in 33 states. Flynn Restaurant Group’s subsidiaries include ...
The Wendy's Company Sells Ownership Interest in Inspire Brands for $450 Million
Sale Proceeds Expected to Provide Company Flexibility to Invest in Future Growth; Board of Directors Approves New $100 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today that it has accepted an offer from Inspire Brands (Owner of Arby's®, Buffalo Wild Wings®, and R Taco®) to sell its 12.3% ownership interest in the company back to Inspire Brands for $450 million. The agreement was approved by The Wendy's Company Board of Directors and represents a 38% premium on the Wendy's Company's previous valuation of the investment.
"The sale of our stake in Inspire Brands for $450 million is a great return on this investment for our shareholders," said Nelson Peltz, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Over the past seven years, Wendy's and its shareholders have benefitted from more than $100 million in distributions and the monetization of this investment carries a 38 percent premium over its most recent valuation....
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