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.