Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Makes Investment in PizzaRev

PizzaRev announced Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has completed a second tranche of its equity investment in the company.

“Buffalo Wild Wings has been an incredible partner for PizzaRev over the last year as we have expanded our market presence and perfected our growth strategy,” says PizzaRev coCEO Rodney Eckerman. “This important second tranche investment will enable us to continue to aggressively pursue corporate and franchised unit growth and bring the unique PizzaRev experience to exciting new markets across the U.S.”

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Buffalo Wild Wings, a destination for wings, beer, and sports, named award-winning chef Amy Smith director of culinary innovation. Smith will be responsible for creating, executing, and overseeing an annual product development plan and ensuring it aligns with restaurant operations. She will also manage logistics for all new or improved ingredients, menu items, equipment, and small wares.

NRAEF ProStart Training Program Crosses $2 Million

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today that it has passed the two-thirds point in its 2011 fundraising goal of $3 million for its ProStart program. Recent donations from Brodersen Management Corp./Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Buffalo Wild Wings, Darden Restaurants, Georgia-Pacific Professional, Sugar Foods, and Sweet Street Desserts have brought the year-to-date total raised to $2,044,242. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Gets a 24-7 POS System

The 200th Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill Franchise Group location has chosen 24-7 Hospitality Technology (24-7) as its POS solution and support provider. 

24-7’s achievement was marked by the recent 24-7 Total Solution computer system installation at a new Buffalo Wild Wings franchise location in Brea, California. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Asks NFL to 'Save Our Season'

In an effort to amplify the voice of the fans in the ongoing labor disagreement in professional football, Buffalo Wild Wings has sent an open letter to the owners and players on behalf of football fans across the country. As the unofficial home of the football fan, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving a voice to the message they’re hearing from football fans—their guests—across the country: Get the game they love back onto the field.

Locked Down

The NFL lockout, which threatens the 2011 season, has quick-serve operators wary of a potential sales hit.

Billionaire owners, millionaire players, an increasingly disenchanted fan base, mounds of legal speak, and segments of the quick-service industry wondering what it all might mean to their bottom line—it’s a recipe for a dish many restaurant brands would rather not make.

The National Football League (NFL) lockout is under way, though, with owners and players battling over salaries, revenue sharing, and financial transparency—contentious issues that could postpone the 2011 season or even spur game cancellations.

Top Women in Quick Service

Meet the women leading the biggest segment in the restaurant industry.

Just last year, women crossed the 50 percent threshold in the U.S. workforce, and for the first time in history represent the majority of working Americans. Even in our own industry, more than 50 percent of restaurants are now owned by women—a statistic released by the National Restaurant Association just last month.

While women’s accomplishments in the professional and collegiate world are undeniable (for every two men earning a post-secondary degree, three women are graduating), the fact remains that only 2 percent of bosses at America’s largest companies are women.

Buffalo Wild Wings Brings In James Schmidt as COO

Buffalo Wild Wings, which has more than 730 locations in 44 states, announced that James M. Schmidt has been appointed to the newly-created position of COO, effective immediately.

In this role, Schmidt will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business and will report to Sally Smith, president and CEO.

The Dirty Work

Some might say that the last three years have not been very, well, accommodating for the quick-service industry. With lenders and customers alike pulling their dollars off the table, the industry has been left to make due with the circumstances and struggle to stay afloat until the economic environment warms.

Although the recession created a fair share of hand wringing in quick-serve c-suites, the franchisees have been dealt the biggest blow; they’re the ones tasked with keeping the brand’s operational gears turning, and the slowing dollars, for them, means a slowing livelihood.

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