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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise

Have a craving for delicious wings? Want a casual, fun dining experience while taking in your favorite sporting events and enjoying great service? Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is the place. Known for its wings, Buffalo Wild Wings offers them in a variety of flavors, including Honey BBQ, Mango Habanero, Wild and of course, Hot, and many others to fit customers’ moods. But it’s not just wings; Buffalo Wild Wings also offers a wide selection of salads, chicken tenders and shrimp dishes, wraps and sandwiches, burgers, ribs, desserts and beverages. Perhaps best of all, while chomping on wings or the other great food on the menu, you can catch a game on one of the many HDTV screens affixed to every wall for a good view. More about the cost of owning a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$2,466,500 - $4,604,800
Franchise fee
Units in operation
Franchising Since


Buffalo Wild Wings seeks Area Development franchisees, with a minimum commitment to open two restaurants. All new Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees receive extensive support and training, as well as assistance with site selection, design and construction, guidance in securing liquor licenses, grand opening promotions and ongoing operational and management tools. Buffalo Wild Wings reported sales of nearly half a billion dollars in total assets as of early 2012.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Opportunities – History

Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1981 when James Disbrow and Scott Lowery, both from Kent, Ohio, went on a search for Buffalo-style chicken wings. Unable to find one, they set out to open their own, and the first Buffalo Wild Wings opened in Columbus, Ohio, that year, then another in Westerville, Ohio, a year later. Things took off from there, to put it mildly, and today there are more than 600 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, both company-owned and franchised, in 45 U.S. states. The Buffalo Wild Wings headquarters is now located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2010, the company expanded into Canada.

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Cost and Requirements

A minimum $750,000 in liquid cash is required to open a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, with investment levels between $1.5 million to $3.5 million.

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Buffalo Wild Wings enhances its marketing strategy with frequent special promotions, which have proven to be highly successful, including their IRONFAN for dedicated customers; Wing Tuesdays; Boneless Thursdays; and a B-Dubs Buffalo Wild Wings mobile app.


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