Sally Smith reflected on the last time she and Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar won a Golden Chain award. The casual-dining chain was not yet a public company and had fewer than 200 stores in 2003. “We set a goal back in 2003 that we would be at 1,000 restaurants sometime in 2013,” she said. “We will come pretty close.” Smith, who has steered the company as president and chief executive since 1996, acknowledged that BWW has plenty of room to grow in the United ...
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