Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise

Buffalo wings & sandwiches

Buffalo Wild Wings got its start in 1981 after Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery moved from Buffalo, New York, to Kent, Ohio. Unable to find authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings in their new town, they decided to open up their own restaurant. Originally called Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (see Kummelweck) from which the abbreviation BW3 was created, the restaurant became a franchise with over 350 locations across most states of the U.S. The company later changed its name to Buffalo Wild Wings and is no longer uses the short name BW3.

The restaurant's theme is a sports bar / restaurant, and each location features multiple large screen televisions that are viewable from all seats. All locations also have game consoles devoted to NTN Trivia.

Buffalo Wild Wings
is best-known for its buffalo wings with 12 signature sauces. They also have a full menu featuring salads, appetizers, burgers, and specialty items.

United States Franchising

We require that our U.S. franchise candidates have a minimum of USD
750,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of USD 1.5 million.
Additionally, there is a minimum commitment to develop at least 2

International Franchising

We require that our international franchise candidates have a minimum
of USD 5 million in liquid assets and net worth of USD 10 million.
Additionally, there is a minimum commitment to develop at least 10

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Buffalo Wild
Sports Bar franchise ranges from $2,695,100 to $4,244,300. This
includes $10,000 to $55,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or an
If you sign an Area Development Agreement to develop multiple
Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Bars, the total investment necessary to begin
operation under the Area Development Agreement is $10,000 to $300,000.
This includes $10,000 to $30,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or

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How much does it cost to open a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise?

The investment required to open a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise is between $2,695,100-$4,244,300. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Buffalo Wild Wings name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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Buffalo Wild Wings recently awarded its inaugural scholarships at the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation (HMEF) Scholarship Luncheon, which recognizes students furthering their education in the hospitality industry. Kiah Fast of Truman, Minn., and Joshua Walbolt of Elk River, Minn., are the ...

Buffalo Wild Wings Celebrates 800-store Milestone
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has announced the opening of its 800th restaurant nationwide with the simultaneous openings of restaurants in Florida, Tennessee, Washington and California. "Today's four-way tie for our 800th restaurant opening is a significant accomplishment for Buffalo Wild Wings and de...

Buffalo Wild Wings On Growth
Buffalo Wild Wings opened its 500th franchised location in the United States last month, a growth milestone for the sports-centric casual-dining chain, and has no plans to slow down, said chief operating officer Jim Schmidt. The unit, which opened in South Miami, Fla., is one of nearly 800 total ...

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When did the first Buffalo Wild Wings open? 1982
When did Buffalo Wild Wings start Franchising? 1991

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 50% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 40 - 60

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Track record of success

  • Your income potential as a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings
    3 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E.
    Atlanta, GA


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