Let's go back to 1981. A couple of guys from Kent, Ohio had a serious craving for New York-style Buffalo chicken wings. One minor hitch. Back then, in the Midwest, you were more likely to win the lotto, get struck by lightning and snag the first parking space at the mall (simultaneously) than to find a place that served authentic Buffalo-style wings. So instead of making the trek to New York to satisfy their hankering, they had a better idea: open their own Buffalo wing joint. Hence the birth of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar®. An affordable place where people could hang out, grab a beer and devour some great food, including our award-winning chicken wings.
Since then, you could say things have taken off. There are over 600 company-owned and franchised Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar restaurants in 41 states. How did we do it? Well, on top of making some fantastic wings, we're pretty darn good at that whole adaptation thing. You see, by paying close attention to the things our guests enjoy, we were able to evolve the restaurant accordingly. Today, each Buffalo Wild Wings® boasts wall-to-wall HDTVs and big screens, Golden Tee, Buzztime® Trivia, and a full menu for dine-in or Take Out. And for all those thirsty guests – a full bar. Yeah, we're a far cry from the small wing joint we started out as, but we haven't forgotten our roots – killer wings, affordable pricing and one heck of an entertaining atmosphere.