Exclusive: Arby's plans to buy more than Buffalo Wild Wings

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Arby's last week made waves by agreeing to buy Buffalo Wild Wings, but Axios has learned that it has much greater acquisition plans. Specifically, its private equity owner is raising a $2 billion war-chest to buy additional restaurant chains, with plans to eventually bring the entire platform public.

Why it matters: Arby's was flailing when Roark Capital bought a majority stake from Wendy's back in 2011, but system-wide revenue hit $3.7 billion in 2016, according to a confidential document seen by Axios, and Roark is now on the hunt for other turnaround targets in the quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining markets.