Buffalo Wild Wings® Grill & Bar

What Does a Buffalo Wild Wings® Grill & Bar Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$750,000 - $1,500,000
Net Worth Required:$1,500,000 - $3,000,000
Total Investment:$1,443,700 - $3,589,700

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Buffalo Wild Wings

    Incorporation Date:


    Franchising Since:


    Number of Units:


    Initial Franchise Fee:

    $25,000 - $40,000

    Royalty Fee:

    5% of Gross Sales

    Estimated Opening Time:

    12 - 15 months

    Exclusive Territory:


    Term of Agreement:

    20 years

About Us

The Buffalo Wild Wings® franchise was started in 1982 when founders Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery were in search of authentic Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings after moving to Ohio. The pair opened their first location in Columbus, Ohio later that year and the wing chain has been growing strong ever since with more than 1000 locations in all 50 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines.

Training & Support

Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees receive the following training and support when opening a restaurant:

  • Site selection assistance and guidance, including field visits
  • Professional layout, blueprint, design, and construction document review and analysis
  • Complete equipment lists and specifications
  • Pre-approved suppliers
  • Guidance in securing a liquor license
  • Grand opening promotions assistance and on-site opening assistance
  • Operational and management tools
  • Comprehensive pre-opening assistance and restaurant opening training package

  • After opening, franchise owners benefit from ongoing guidance, support and consultations.


    Franchise owners should have experience in multi-unit restaurant management with alcohol or are required to have an “Operating Partner” responsible for operations of the restaurant. Every Buffalo Wild Wings franchise location is required to have a full-time, qualified General Manager with direct experience in unit-level management in casual dining including alcohol.

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    Last Updated 1/12/16
    The above information has been compiled from the franchisor’s 2015 FDD.

    The above summary is for informational purposes only, and Franchise Gator does not guarantee its accuracy or accept any other liability in connection with this summary or franchise offering. This is not a franchise offering by Franchise Gator and should not be construed as such.

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