Arby’s 3rd-Q operating profit jumps; parent co. books ‘significant costs’ for possible acquisition

ATLANTA Triarc Cos. Inc., brand parent to the 3,600-unit Arby’s chain, said third-quarter operating profits at its restaurant division jumped 15 percent from a year ago on a nearly 5-percent increase in restaurant sales, improved margins and lower corporate expenses.

While Triarc did not provide guidance for the fourth quarter or the full fiscal year, it said it is “currently incurring significant costs” to evaluate the acquisition of another company in the

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