Minnesota based Buffalo Wild Wings will be acquired by Arby's for $2.9 billion.

The deal has been approved by both companies’ Boards of Directors is expected to be finalized in early 2018.

“We are excited about this merger and confident Arby’s represents an excellent partner for Buffalo Wild Wings,” said Sally Smith, CEO of B-dubs.

“We are excited to welcome a brand with such a rich heritage, led by an exceptionally talented team. We look forward to leveraging the combined strengths of both organizations into a truly differentiated and transformative multi-brand restaurant company” said Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

There is one Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth and 3 Arby's restaurants in the Twin Ports.


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