MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) today announced the opening of its 700th restaurant in the United States, located in Tempe, Arizona, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. This is the 17th Buffalo Wild Wings in Arizona. To celebrate this milestone grand opening, the Tempe Buffalo Wild Wings will be executing the Company's signature Free Wings for a Year promotion to the first 100 guests through its doors on opening day. The sports grill and bar will also hold a drawing at 7:00pm for the next seven days to award seven additional guests with a Free Wings for a Year coupon book.
Buffalo Wild Wings opened its first restaurant in Columbus, Ohio in 1982 and has been growing its presence across the country through franchised and company-owned expansion for the past 28 years. Since the Company's initial public offering in November 2003, Buffalo Wild Wings has been steadily expanding toward its target of more than 1,000 restaurants across the United States. The Company also recently announced that it will be expanding into Canada in 2011, with a growth target of 50 restaurants over the next five years.
"The opening of our 700th location is a significant accomplishment for Buffalo Wild Wings. We're incredibly proud to reach this milestone, and I thank the entire team for their dedication and efforts to deliver the unique Buffalo Wild Wings experience every day," commented Sally Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings. "We are excited to continue adding new locations that bring our award-winning wings to the Phoenix and Tempe communities as we move closer to our goal of more than 1,000 locations across the country."
As part of the Tempe opening celebration, the restaurant will donate a portion of sales from its preseason training nights to the Veteran Ticket Foundation, a local charity that gives free sporting event tickets to Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families as a way of saying thank you. The Tempe Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 705 South Rural Road, Suite 101 in Tempe, Arizona and will open at 11:00am on September 20th.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarTM restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings' menu specializes in eighteen mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQTM to Blazin'(R). Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently 700 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 43 states.
SOURCE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.