Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar


What started as a business class project at Ohio State University in 1982 has grown to a casual-dining chain with more than 978 locations built around the premise of “Wings. Beer. Sports.” The chain broke the $2 billion systemwide sales threshold in 2011, and also opened its first international location in Canada that year.

Buffalo Wild Wings 2Q net income rises nearly 44%  

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Casual Dining

Headquarters: Minneapolis

CEO: Sally Smith

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $2.78 billion (U.S., FY 2013)

Total Units: 978
(U.S., FY 2013)

Sales Per Unit: $2.9 million (Estimated, FY 2013)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


Top 100The NRN Top 100 ranks the largest restaurant chains in foodservice by U.S. systemwide sales. Find a Top 100 chain below for up-to-date numbers and latest news.

  • A-C

  • D-J

  • K-Q

  • R-Z

Free eNewsletters! 
Want the latest in the world of foodservice news & trends? 
Check out our e-newsletters

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×