Buffalo Wild Wings

The Buffalo Wild Wings franchise is a casual dining restaurant and sports bar chain that specializes in Buffalo wings and sauces. The flavors of these sauces include: Honey BBQ, Mango Habanero, Wild and of course, Hot, and many others to fit customers’ moods. In addition to wings, the company also offers salads, chicken tenders and shrimp dishes, wraps and sandwiches, burgers, ribs, desserts and beverages. You can enjoy all of this great food while watching the big game. Buffalo Wild Wings seeks Area Development franchisees, with a minimum commitment to open two restaurants. All new franchisees receive extensive support and training, as well as assistance with site selection, design and construction, guidance in securing liquor licences, grand opening promotions and ongoing operational and management tools. Buffalo Wild Wings reported sales of nearly half a billion dollars in total assets as of early 2012. Get your piece of this great franchise opportunity. 



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Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The fast food industry is a multi-billion industry that is responsible for countless of jobs. There are countless reasons to invest in restaurants. For example, it is an in-demand business that has location requirements. The Buffalo Wild Wings franchise meets these requirements. It also has real estate and site criteria. BWW locations can include Freestanding pad-site locations or hard corner End caps. Sites typically range between 4,000 - 7,000 sq. ft., and have 120 parking places. These sites need to be equipped with excellent signage and visibility, as well as have space outside for traffic signals and have seven-day-per-week liquor sales. In terms of a Trade Area, locations should be in areas that have a population of at least 25,000; the age of the population should be 80% or greater between the ages of 20 and 50 within the trade area, $30,000 or greater median household income within the trade area; and the minimum daytime/lunch population of 5,000.BWW restaurants should also be built near Lifestyle or power centers with "big box" anchors; "Old Navy, Petsmart, Kohl's, Home Depot, Lowe's,

Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1981 when James Disbrow and Scott Lowery, both from Kent, Ohio, went on a search for Buffalo-style chicken wings. Unable to find one, they set out to open their own, and the first Buffalo Wild Wings opened in Columbus, Ohio, that year, then another in Westerville, Ohio, a year later. Things took off from there, to put it mildly, and today there are more than 600 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, both company-owned and franchised, in 45 U.S. states. The Buffalo Wild Wings headquarters is now located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2010, the company expanded into Canada.

Company Details

Founded: 1982
First Franchise: 1991
Locations: 1,286
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA


Support and Training Offered By Buffalo Wild Wings

In terms of training, the franchisee can expect On-The-Job Training that lasts 300 hours, as well as Classroom Training that lasts 40 hours.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise.

What does a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Cost?

Buffalo Wild Wings franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Initial Investment: $2,466,500 - $4,604,800
Net Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
Cash Requirement: $750,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Ad Royalty Fee: 3.25%

Is Buffalo Wild Wings a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Buffalo Wild Wings is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Buffalo Wild Wings a Home Based franchise?

No. Buffalo Wild Wings is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees make. Buffalo Wild Wings offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Buffalo Wild Wings Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Buffalo Wild Wings franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Buffalo Wild Wings Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Buffalo Wild Wings franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Buffalo Wild Wings Franchises for Sale

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