Buffalo Wild Wings Reaches New Heights in Numbers with 900th Restaurant Opening

The restaurant brings "Free Wings for a Year" to San Jose Guests

MINNEAPOLIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Feb.19, 2013 - Buffalo Wild Wings®, Inc. today announced the opening of its 900th restaurant in San Jose, Calif. This marks a new milestone for the company, which opened its first location in Columbus, Ohio in 1982. Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its exciting sports atmosphere, award-winning Buffalo, NY-style chicken wings spun in one of 20 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings, as well as its wide selection of premium and domestic beers.

“Opening our 900th store is an extraordinary accomplishment for this company,” said Sally Smith, president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings. “We’ve come a long way from a small but well-loved wing joint in Ohio, to a destination for sports fans nationwide, but we’ve stayed true to the core elements that have built Buffalo Wild Wings: wings, beer and sports. We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the 900th milestone with our passionate fans in San Jose.”

The restaurant will award the first 100 guests through the door with “Free Wings for a Year.” The promotion provides guests with a coupon book that includes vouchers for an order of six free wings for each of the next 52 weeks. In addition, starting on Feb. 18, the restaurant will raffle off nine “Free Wings for a Year” coupon books at 9 p.m. for nine days following the opening.

Buffalo Wild Wings expects to open about 100 new locations in 2013, approaching the milestone of 1,000 restaurants. This will include openings with the updated restaurant design, which premiered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a second opening in San Diego, California next month.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® 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 20 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 900 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 49 states in the United States, as well as in Canada.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest events and offers for sports fans and wing lovers, like Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook, follow @BWWings on Twitter and visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.

Contact:

For Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Angie Andresen
612-573-3161
angie.andresen@fleishman.com

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