Buffalo Wild Wings

Chain of restaurants specializing in wings.

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5500 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Employees: 44,000
CEO: Sally Smith
Stock Symbol: BWLD

Website: http://www.buffalowildwings.com

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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is a national restaurant chain specializing in chicken wings, beer and watching sports. There are currently more than 1,250 locations in 10 countries. Nearly half are franchised locations.

Arby's Restaurant Group announced in November 2017 it would acquire the Buffalo Wild Wings chain for $157 per share or $2.9 billion in cash.

The Buffalo Wild Wings' menu features fresh chicken wings with 21 special sauces and other items including boneless wings, ribs, chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, appetizers and salads.

The restaurants serve approximately 20-40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including several local or regional micro-brews and a wide selection of bottled beers, wines, and liquor.

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.

Buffalo Wild Wings sells on average 21 million traditional and boneless wings each week.

In fiscal 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings reported revenues of $1.89 billion, up from $1.71 billion, and net income of $94.7 million.

Chicken wing prices in 2016 were an average of 4.4% higher than 2015 as the average price per pound increased to $1.91 in 2016 from $1.83 in 2015.

In March 2013, the company made a minority investment in PizzaRev, an artisan pizza concept based in Los Angeles.

The company also made an investment in the Rusty Taco restaurant chain in 2014. Rusty Taco has two company-owned and seven franchised locations in three markets -- Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul.


Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1982 at a location near The Ohio State University Campus by Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. The pair were from Buffalo, NY and missed eating the style of wings there. The restaurant's original name was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck , or BW-3. A Weck is short for kimmelweck, a Kaiser roll seasoned with special toppings. These tasty rolls were popular on the East Coast and were served at the restaurants when it was first opened.

In 1998, the company officially changed its name to Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar to better describe the restaurants.

The company went public on November 20th, 2003.


- Tuition reimbursement program
- Flexible work hours
- Medical, dental, disability and life insurance plans
- Competitive pay
- Certified Trainer Program
- 401(k) savings plan and company match
- Great opportunities for advancement
- Meal discounts
- Fun work environment

Updated December 8, 2017