Concepts previously written about in the past 18 months.
Minneapolis, MN-based BUFFALO WILD WINGS (founded 1982) has increased by 109 units, from 901 to 1010 (12% growth) and entered into RI. This is a family/casual concept, serving American cuisine and specializing in chicken wings. Per person check average is $8-$20+, open for lunch and dinner. The restaurants have full bar service and seat around 200. Catering is available. About half the locations are franchised. Trading areas are AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. We last featured this concept on 2/5/13 (8% growth).