About Buffalo Wild Wings
The year was 1982. Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery had recently moved to Ohio from Buffalo, New York. All was fine until one day when the two were craving wings. Not just ordinary wings, but authentic Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. With none to be found nearby, Jim and Scott had two choices: road trip to New York, or open a wing joint close to –
It all started in 1982 with one restaurant in Columbus, OH. Since then we’ve grown to have a store in almost every state in the U.S. (sorry, Rhode Island) and continue to open B-Dubs® around the world (you’re welcome, Earth). But really, all you need to know “About Us” is these three things: Wings. Beer. Sports.™ Why do those three things matter to us so much? Because that’s what our fans want, and that’s what we’re all about—making our fans happy. No matter how many locations we’ve opened, where our corporate headquarters are or how many years we’ve been around one thing remains the same: Buffalo Wild Wings® is the ultimate place to get together with you friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings. Still reading? Wow, you must be bored. How about some trivia: baseball hats used to be made out of straw. The oldest recipe ever discovered was for beer. Buffalo wings were invented by samurai. We made one of those up. There you have it. If you love wings, beer and sports like we do, then this is the place for you. If you don’t like any of those things... we still might havesomething you’d like.
Brand Promise: Buffalo Wild Wings turns game-time into stories worth telling. Purpose: Inspire legendary experiences between friends. Values - Heart of a Competitor Sportsmanship: Celebrate difference, be fair and act like a team player in all situations. Hustle: Take ownership in providing a winning guest experience. Anticipate and embrace change with zeal. Spontaneity: Be authentic while cheering on and adapting the arrival of the unknown. Community: Creating unique, positive guest experiences while fostering strong community connections. Fun: Enjoy the moment; creating an engaging, entertaining environment
For our guests and for our team members. Yes, it is literally working at a Sports Bar and all the energy that comes with it. But Buffalo Wild Wings is also a place to start the next phase of your career. Whether you grow in our system here at Buffalo Wild Wings or your game-plan finds you somewhere else, we want you to have an experience here that lasts a lifetime. We’re a brand on the rise, and we need great people as we write the next chapter of our story. If that’s you, pull up a barstool.
WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME Benefit number one? Brag factor. You'll be working for the hottest brand around - and having tons of fun doing it. What else is in it for you? A lot! Competitive pay, team member discounts, incentive contests, insurance options, flexible scheduling. All employees can enjoy being a part of a culture of dreaming big through goal setting. Employee's at Buffalo Wild Wings also have the added benefit of continuous learning through their individual roles. Learn more about benefits here! https://careers.buffalowildwings.com/us/en/why-work-here
TEAM UP FOR KIDS ™ THERE IS A CHAMPION IN EVERY CHILD. WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING BUILD COMMUNITIES WHERE ALL KIDS CAN THRIVE, COMPETE AND BELONG TO A TEAM. Playing sports is about igniting a passion, belonging to a team, responsibility, working together to accomplish a common goal and building self-esteem through a great play. It’s about celebrating a victory with the team, and also about displaying good sportsmanship after a heartbreaking defeat. We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn the life lessons that are experienced through participating in sports, and build the skills that will help them thrive and compete in life. That’s why we’re committed to helping all kids have the opportunity to play on a team. Our commitment to helping make our communities a better place to live, work and grow has been a part of who we are for the past 30 years. Since our first restaurants opened in Ohio, we’ve supported local community and school sports teams. Over the years, Buffalo Wild Wings, our franchisees and our Guests have given millions of dollars to local teams, local community and school organizations and to supporting those in need. PINUP PROMOTION RESULTS: MORE SPORTS TEAMS FOR MORE KIDS Thank you to all Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants, Guests, Home Office Team Members, and vendor partners who came together in August to raise $442,185 for our Team Up for Kids initiative in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America! From Aug. 5 – Sept. 1, $412,304 was raised through in-restaurant donations from our Guests, helping us “bring sports to the lives of kids who need it most”. As a result of the dollars generated through pinup sales, we will create more than 1,700 additional youth sports teams as part of our Team Up for Kids initiative. “We are delighted with the results of the inaugural Team Up for Kids pinup campaign,” says Sally Ann Bensur, Corporate Partnerships Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The commitment and enthusiasm of Buffalo Wild Wings' Team Members and Guests made this fantastic outcome possible. We look forward to building on this momentum in future years. On behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, local Clubs and the kids we serve, we sincerely thank you for supporting this important initiative to raise funds for sports programming and coaching education for Clubs across the country.” GIVE A LITTLE GOOD. TASTE A LOT OF GREAT. Buffalo Wild Wings is teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to help build great futures for kids who need it most. In 2013 for every bottle of our award-winning sauce or signature seasoning you buy, we will donate 50¢ to BGCA. We’ve got 16 crave-worthy sauces and five savory seasonings that make our famous wings a fan favorite. But why stop at wings? Our sauces and seasonings make great additions to burgers, sandwiches, dips and more. Spice up your condiment collection, spruce up your spice drawer, or give someone the perfect gift – all while helping a good cause. We’ve already contributed $150,000 and in conjunction with this program we will donate an additional guaranteed $450,000 to BGCA in 2013. Our goal is to give $1 million by 2015.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA Buffalo Wild Wings is proud to announce our new partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Together, we can help fulfill our vision to Team Up for Kids and bring sports into the lives of kids who need it most. We share a commitment to helping kids build great futures through experiencing healthy lifestyle choices like participating in team sports. Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes that living a healthy, active lifestyle helps young people develop strong character and build social competency skills. Through our $600,000 commitment in 2013, BGCA will enhance and create opportunities for 1,600 flag or tackle football teams and cheerleading programs across the country. The partnership will also include education and training programs for 5,000 adult Club staff and volunteers to help emphasize the positive life lessons learned through team sports. We expect to raise more than $1 million over the next two years through donations from sauce and seasoning bottle sales and fundraising activities in our restaurants. Buffalo Wild Wings' goal is to continue to expand the team sports programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to help build strong character, fitness and life skills. EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS.™ We recognize that needs can vary greatly from one community to another. That’s why we’ve created a program that allows each of our restaurants to help raise funds for organizations in their local community. With our Eat Wings, Raise Funds. program, when you dine, we donate. Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts. GIVING IN OUR COMMUNITIES We're striving to support Boys & Girls Clubs in communities across the country. At our inaugural Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, we took the opportunity to bring a little fun into the lives of kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. We had the honor of bringing 400 kids and their families to the game, and our mascot, Blazin' Bill, visited clubs leading up to the game along with giant jerseys from TCU and Michigan State. Our Tempe area restaurants supported their local Boys & Girls Clubs with a donation of nearly $7,000 from our Eat Wings, Raise Funds™ events in our restaurants on game day. And, during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game, the lucky winner of the half-time competition was rewarded with a $10,000 donation in his honor to his home-town Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. PROSTART® Helping feed dreams and build futures through our Buffalo Wild Wings Founder’s Scholarships. Buffalo Wild Wings is dedicated to sharing our passion and helping those within our industry by supporting the ProStart program. ProStart reaches more than 95,000 students in 1,700 high schools across 47 states, Guam, and U.S. military bases. This year, we donated $75,000 to help promote, educate and develop high school students to be future leaders in the hospitality industry. In addition, to help the dreams of Minnesota students come true, we provided two $2,500 Buffalo Wild Wings Founder’s Scholarships to high school seniors that are pursuing careers in the culinary field.