Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Initial Investment

LOW: $1,443,700
HIGH: $3,589,700

Change in Units

+6.8% +74 UNITS (1 Year)
+17.8% +177 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1982

Franchising Since

1991 (26 Years)

Corporate Address

5500 Wayzata Blvd., #1600 Minneapolis, MN 55416

CEO

Sally Smith

Ticker Symbol

About Buffalo Wild Wings

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

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

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.15%

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Additional Training: At certified training restaurant

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Number of employees required to run: 40 - 60

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Updated: July 31st, 2015

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