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 880 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.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Casual Dining

Headquarters: Minneapolis

CEO: Sally Smith

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $2.46 billion (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 884
(U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $2.9 million (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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