Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), the national sports grill and bar known for its award-winning Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings spun in one of 18 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings, today announced the opening of its 800 th restaurant nationwide. The Company quickly raced past this milestone today thanks to openings in Florida, Tennessee, Washington and California, marking a four-way tie for the 800 th location. The four new locations include the following:
- West Melbourne: 4325 Norfolk Parkway, West Melbourne, FL
- Cleveland: 625 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, TN
- Tacoma: 4219 S Steele Street, Tacoma, WA
- San Jose: 1620 Saratoga Avenue at the Westgate Shopping Center, San Jose, CA
“Today’s four-way tie for our 800 th restaurant opening is a significant accomplishment for Buffalo Wild Wings and demonstrates the ongoing growth and demand for this brand,” commented Sally Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings. “We still have plenty of room to grow in the U.S. and have just started capitalizing on the opportunity to expand internationally. I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our guests who support our growth, and to our team members, franchisees and partners who work hard every day to ensure each new opening is a success.“
To celebrate the 800 th milestone and introduce new fans to the Buffalo Wild Wings experience, the West Melbourne, Cleveland and Tacoma locations will award the first 100 guests through the door with “Free Wings for a Year.” Additionally all four restaurants will award “Free Wings for a Year” to eight guests on each of the following eight days at 8pm. The “Free Wings for a Year” promotion provides guests with a coupon book that includes vouchers for an order of six free wings for each of the next 52 weeks.
Buffalo Wild Wings first opened its doors in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio near The Ohio State University campus. When friends Scott Lowery and Jim Disbrow couldn’t find the Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings they were craving in Ohio they began making their own – and a national restaurant chain took flight. It currently operates more than 800 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 45 states in the United States as well as in Canada, with plans for continued international expansion.