Buffalo Wild Wings
#116 Franchise 500| Wings, bar food, alcohol

Buffalo Wild Wings
Wings, bar food, alcohol

About
Founded

1982

Franchising Since

1991 (28 Years)

Corporate Address

3 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328

CEO

Lyle Tick

Parent Company

Inspire Brands

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,931,200 - $3,750,700

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%

Financing Options

Buffalo Wild Wings has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

40-210 hours

Classroom Training:

10-40 hours

Additional Training:

At certified training restaurant

Number of Employees Required to Run:

40 - 60

Buffalo Wild Wings is ranked #116 in the Franchise 500!
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 - $1,931,200 High - $3,750,700
Units
+1.7%+21 UNITS (1 Year) +9.7%+113 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 5th, 2019