Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Hits 600th Grand Opening Milestone

Company flies high on way to goal of 1,000 restaurants nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Buffalo Wild Wings(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), the national sports grill and bar chain known for its award-winning Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings spun in one of 14 signature sauces, today announced the opening of its 600th restaurant nationwide, a company-owned location in Wilson, North Carolina. This milestone marks the 14th Buffalo Wild Wings location for the state of North Carolina.

"We are very excited to announce the opening of our 600th restaurant, a significant achievement that serves as a major milestone towards our goal of over 1,000 restaurants nationwide," commented Sally Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings. "Our dedicated Team Members in the field and at our home office enable us to continue moving forward with our growth plan despite a tough economic environment. Today's celebration is a true testament to the success and strength of the Buffalo Wild Wings brand, the loyalty of our guests, and the commitment of our Team Members."

Buffalo Wild Wings first opened its doors in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio near The Ohio State University campus. The Company was founded by Scott Lowery and Jim Disbrow. When the two friends 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. The Company began trading on NASDAQ in November 2003.

To celebrate the 600th milestone, the Wilson Buffalo Wild Wings will award the first 100 guests through the door "Free Wings for a Year" and for the 600th guest on each of the following six days. The "Free Wings for a Year" promotion provides guests with a coupon book that offers vouchers for an order of six wings for each week of the calendar year. Additional prize giveaways will also take place at the Wilson Buffalo Wild Wings throughout the week of July 20th including a $600 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card to the 600th guest, autographed Steve Smith jersey, Julius Peppers helmet, Kurt Busch memorabilia and more.

The Wilson Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2800 W Raleigh Rd Parkway, Wilson, North Carolina, 27896.

About the Company

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including Buffalo-style chicken wings spun in one of 14 signature sauces. Buffalo Wild Wings is an inviting neighborhood destination with widespread appeal and is the recipient of dozens of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently 600 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 41 states.

SOURCE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

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