Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Inspire Brands will locate its new headquarters in Sandy Springs and will create more than 1,100 jobs in Fulton County over the next six years. Inspire also plans to make a capital investment of approximately $32 million in Atlanta during the development of its new Global Support Center.
The headquarters is expected to open in 2019 and will be the global hub for Inspire and its portfolio of restaurant brands. Inspire will also operate a Regional Support Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company may maintain additional Regional Support Centers in select U.S. cities as a result of future acquisitions.
“For the better part of the last decade, Georgia has cultivated a reputation as a hub for industry leaders,” said Gov. Deal. “When thriving companies like Inspire Brands choose to locate their headquarters in Georgia, they reaffirm the value of our highly skilled workforce and the strength of our low-tax, business-friendly climate to support long-term growth. We value Inspire’s commitment to creating jobs in Fulton County and look forward to continuing this strong partnership for years to come.”
Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company founded in February 2018 by Paul Brown, former Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., and Neal Aronson, founder and managing partner of Roark. Inspire’s portfolio encompasses more than 4,600 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Rusty Taco restaurants worldwide, with combined global system sales of over $7.6 billion in 2017. More than 150,000 company team members and franchise employees support Inspire and its family of brands.
“We are proud to call Atlanta the home of Inspire Brands.
Our vision is to invigorate great brands and supercharge their long-term growth, and Atlanta provides the culture of innovation we need for our brands to reach unprecedented success.
I want to thank Governor Deal and his team for their leadership in helping cultivate our city and state in to a world-class business hub.” Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Inspire Brands