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Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches



Franchising Since

1991 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

5500 Wayzata Blvd., #1600
Minneapolis, MN 55416


Sally Smith

Ticker Symbol


Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,443,700 - $3,589,700

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Additional Training:

At certified training restaurant

Number of Employees Required to Run:

40 - 60

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.
Initial Investment: Low - $1,443,700 High - $3,589,700

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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Updated: July 31st, 2015