Buffalo Wild Wings Heats Up the PizzaRev-olution with Grand Opening of First PizzaRev in Minnesota
Build-Your-Own Pizza Concept in Hopkins Set to Open on May 14
MINNEAPOLIS - May 14, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), known for its restaurants focused on wings, beer and sports, is heating up the PizzaRev-olution with the grand opening today of its first PizzaRev franchise in Hopkins, Minn., in suburban Minneapolis. The new restaurant is the first outside of California for the build-your-own artisanal pizza concept, and the first of several PizzaRev locations that Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.
Following a ribbon cutting with Buffalo Wild Wings CEO and President Sally Smith and PizzaRev Founder Irv Zuckerman and Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Eckerman, Smith will help create the first official pizza and serve it to the first guest.
Hopkins guests will "craft their own" 11" artisanal-quality pizzas loaded with 30+ fresh, premium ingredients of their choosing, and served piping hot from a custom-built, 9,600 pound, open-flame, stone-bed oven in less than three minutes. Conveniently located at Knollwood Crossing Center, 525 N. Blake Rd., the restaurant will be open every day of the week from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
"Buffalo Wild Wings is all about bringing guests a unique experience at a good value, and we love how PizzaRev brings a fresh approach to the pizza industry – offering guests a truly interactive dining experience and premium offerings using only the highest quality ingredients," said Kathy Benning, executive vice president and chief strategy officer and business development of Buffalo Wild Wings. "We’re excited to open our first PizzaRev location right here in our hometown, and we’re confident that their unique take on pizza will thrive in Minnesota and across the country."
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Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 21 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 more than 1,010 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in every state in the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
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PizzaRev is a "build-your-own" fast-casual pizza concept that has reinvented the way America eats its favorite food. Guests are empowered to fully customize a personal-sized 11" pizza for under $8. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900 degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes.
Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012 by longtime entertainment industry executives Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman, along with their sons, Nicholas Eckerman and Jeff Zuckerman. The executive team possesses a combination of Fortune 500 operating experience and high-profile restaurant management. PizzaRev is currently franchising and announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently operates eight corporate restaurants with additional franchise locations under development in Minnesota, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Orange County and San Diego in California. Visit www.PizzaRev.com for updated location information.
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