Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1982 at a location near The Ohio State University Campus. We are an established and growing owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including our Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in any of our signature sauces. Our restaurants create an inviting neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system, a full bar and an open layout, which appeals to sports fans and families alike. Our concept offers elements of the fast casual and casual dining restaurant concepts featuring a flexible service model that allows our guests to choose among convenient dining options such as fast casual counter service, casual dining table service or take-out. Our award-winning food and inviting atmosphere, combined with our guests’ ability to customize their dining experience, drives guest visits and loyalty.
The widespread appeal of our concept establishes our restaurants as a neighborhood destination with 442 restaurants in 37 states. Our menu, competitively priced between the fast casual and casual dining segments, features fresh chicken wings and other items including boneless wings, chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito® soft tacos, appetizers and salads. Our made-to-order menu items are enhanced by the bold flavor profile of our signature sauces, ranging from mild Teriyaki™ to Blazin'®. Our restaurants serve approximately 20 domestic and imported beers on tap, including several local or regional micro-brews and a wide selection of bottled beers, wines, and liquor. The inviting and energetic environment of our restaurants is complemented by furnishings that can be easily rearranged to accommodate parties of various sizes. Our guests have the option of watching sporting events or other popular programs on our projection screens and up to 40 additional televisions, playing Buzztime® Trivia or video games. The open layout of our restaurants offers dining and bar areas that provide distinct seating choices for sports fans and families. Our unique service model, providing the flexibility of ordering at the counter or table, allows our guests to customize their Buffalo Wild Wings® experience to meet the different time demands or service preferences of a workday lunch, a dine-in dinner, a take-out meal, an afternoon or evening enjoying a sporting event or a late-night craving.
Over the next several years, we intend to open numerous company-owned and franchised restaurants in new and existing markets. In existing markets, we have opportunities to open additional restaurants and leverage off the brand awareness and human resource infrastructure that already exists.