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Sonic purchase stirs concern

FILE- This March 9, 2015, file photo shows a sign for a Sonic Drive-In in Holmes, Pa. Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, owning multiple chains will help it share resources, including customer loyalty data and suppliers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE- This March 9, 2015, file photo shows a sign for a Sonic Drive-In in Holmes, Pa. Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, owning multiple chains will help it share resources, including customer loyalty data and suppliers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Big news in the world of fast food Tuesday as the company that owns Arby's announced it was acquiring Oklahoma City based Sonic in what amounts to a $2.3 billion purchase. That's a whole lot of tater tots. But with the news came some worries. Here's a sampling of some local reaction to the news. 

— Seth Prince (@seth_prince) September 25, 2018



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FILE- This March 9, 2015, file photo shows a sign for a Sonic Drive-In in Holmes, Pa. Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, owning multiple chains will help it share resources, including customer loyalty data and suppliers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE- This March 9, 2015, file photo shows a sign for a Sonic Drive-In in Holmes, Pa. Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, owning multiple chains will help it share resources, including customer loyalty data and suppliers....

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