Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches

About
Founded

1982

Franchising Since

1991 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

1155 Perimeter Center W.
Atlanta, GA 30338

CEO

Paul Brown

Parent Company

Inspire Brands

Ticker Symbol

BWLD

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,997,700 - $3,750,500

Net-worth Requirement

$5,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$5,000,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.15%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

80-90 hours

Classroom Training:

10-20 hours

Additional Training:

At certified training restaurant

Number of Employees Required to Run:

40 - 60

Bio
After moving from Buffalo, New York, to Kent, Ohio, friends James Disbrow and Scott Lowery couldn't find a restaurant that served the Buffalo-style chicken wings they still craved, so they decided to open their own. Their first sports bar, originally named Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (or BW-3), opened in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982. The company began franchising in 1991. In addition to wings and 14 signature sauces, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants offer a full menu including salads, sandwiches, burgers and ribs.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,997,700 High - $3,750,500
Units
+2.4%+30 UNITS (1 Year) +17.2%+184 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Middle East, Mexico, Philippines
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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