Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of 800th Restaurant

Company marks milestone with four-way tie for 800th location

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 800th 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 800th 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 800th 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 800th 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.

About Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar® 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 18 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin'®. 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 803 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada.

ICR
Liz Brady, 646-277-1226
lbrady@icrinc.com

Source: Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc.

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