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1.81 billion USD (2015)


Buffalo Wild Wings

Formerly called
Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (1982–1998)

Traded as
NASDAQ: BWLD S&P 400 Component

Jim Disbrow Scott Lowery Bernard Spencer Elizabeth Brock

Number of locations
1,175 (as of February 2016)

Stock price
BWLD (NASDAQ) US$ 154.25 -0.65 (-0.42%)3 Mar, 4:00 PM GMT-5 - Disclaimer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

1982, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Sally J. Smith (Jul 1996–)


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Buffalo Wild Wings is an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates which specializes in chicken wings and sauces.


As of February 2015, it had 1,070 locations (485 directly owned by the company, and 585 franchised locations) across all 50 U.S. states and DC. An alternate nickname in recent usage by the company is B-Dubs.

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Buffalo Wild Wings was co-founded in 1982 by Jim Disbrow, Scott Lowery, and Bernard Spencer. Disbrow, Lowery, and Spencer came up with the idea one weekend when they got together in Kent, Ohio, for Disbrow to judge an amateur figure skating competition at Kent State University in 1980. They decided to open up their own restaurant, first in Columbus, Ohio, and then in Westerville, Ohio one year later.

Originally called Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, from which the abbreviation bw-3 was created (the third W was for the beef on weck sandwich, a staple of the Buffalo region), in 1990 Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck began to franchise. In 1998, the name was changed to Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.

The corporate headquarters was located in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1997 when it moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2010, the company announced an expansion into Canada. In February 2012, Buffalo Wild Wings reported $495 million in total assets. In 2015, Buffalo Wild Wings expanded in the United Arab Emirates when it opened a restaurant in Dubai.


The chain is best known for buffalo-style chicken wings along with over a dozen dipping sauces, as well as a complement of other items such as chicken tenders and legs. The chain's menu also features appetizers, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts, along with beer, wine, and other beverages. The restaurants feature an open layout with a bar area and patio seating flanked by over 50 televisions and media screens. Starting in 2016, the new restaurants being built follow a new type of layout that gives the guests the feeling as if they were actually in a sports stadium. Server uniforms consist of gray shorts and jerseys with the number 82, signifying the year that the chain was established in 1982. Not only is the chain attributable to its famous wings, beer, and sports, but it is also recognized as a big partner with the organization the Boys & Girls Club of America. Multiple times a year, the company does fundraisers and accepts monetary donations that are later given to the Boys and Girls Club that allows them to participate in extracurricular and sporting events.

Naming rights

  • Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl – NCAA Division I FBS football
  • References

    Buffalo Wild Wings Wikipedia

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