Our company’s tradition of excellence began in the early 1980s with our founders, Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery. While living in Buffalo, New York, Jim and Scott developed an appetite for the saucy, spicy taste of Buffalo-style chicken wings. When the friends moved to Ohio and couldn’t find the wings they craved, they decided to take action.
The young entrepreneurs opened the first Buffalo Wild Wings near the Ohio State University in 1982, working hard to create a welcoming, fun atmosphere for their Fans. Experiencing success, they opened another restaurant, then another, and pretty soon they had built a following of very loyal Fans who went wherever a new restaurant opened.
In February 2018, Buffalo Wild Wings was purchased by Roark Capital Group, Inc. becoming a part of Inspire Brands, Inc.
Our company continues to grow as a part of Inspire Brands and through the addition of other restaurant brands like Arby’s, R Taco -- all while maintaining Jim and Scott’s legacy of creating the kind of experience that makes our Fans want to come back again and again.
Regardless of which of our restaurant brands you’re part of, or in which state, country or part of the world in which you work, your dedication to carrying on this Fan experience legacy will help build enduring brands for future generations of Team Members, and Fans. – less