Buffalo Wild Wings began one evening in 1981. Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery were craving spicy Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. After scouring Kent, Ohio they came up empty-handed and hungry. So they cooked up an idea: a fun, friendly restaurant with great food at affordable prices. The initial store at Ohio State University was wildly successful.
Originally named Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck (bw-3) based on the original menu, it was the first known attempt to develop a restaurant offering real Buffalo, New York-style wings outside of Buffalo. Millions of wings later, over 1,000 franchise and company owned restaurants have opened in campus, mall, suburban, and resort locations.
As we move into the future, our mission remains the same:
To create a friendly, neighborhood-gathering place featuring a fun atmosphere, unique food and an affordable entertainment experience for our customer.