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About Buffalo Wings & Rings
Backed by a demand for an alternative to traditional sports bars, Buffalo Wings & Rings was established in 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since its inception, the club level sports restaurant franchise has cemented itself as the go-to option for fans and families looking to watch their favorite sporting event in a friendly atmosphere. A main reason for the brand’s unwavering success is its commitment to a chef-driven menu featuring fresh and innovative ingredients. Over the years, the brand has pioneered and perfected the art of homemade sauces, customizable heat profiles and fresh wings, while also offering specialty burgers, gyros and salads to cater to its customers and provide options for the entire family to enjoy.
Buffalo Wings & Rings Franchising Introduction
More Than Just Wings - A Club-Level Experience

Buffalo Wings & Rings is a sports restaurant experience that goes way beyond just buffalo wings.

A club-level sports restaurant experience where everyone is a VIP, worthy of the ultimate sports dining experience. With bright, inviting dining rooms, 50+ TVs, elevated fan experiences, chef-inspired recipes and of course our signature wings, Buffalo Wings & Rings is the ideal experience for socializing with friends & family over sports.

Why Buffalo Wings & Rings?
  • Buffalo Wings & Rings has delivered 12.5 percent average unit growth year-over-year for nine years.
  • Twenty consecutive quarters of positive same store sales growth.
  • 3:1 food to alcohol sales ratio.
  • Buffalo Wings & Rings possesses the simplicity of fast casual with revenue of casual dining.
  • A model perfected over 30 years in business.
Buffalo Wings & Rings
How Much Money Can I Make?
$2,769,615 = Annual average gross sales per location of top 25 percent
* There were 53 BW&R locations in operation at the end of 2016. The number above contains results from the year 2016 from locations that have been open for more than 6 months and less than 10 years, which is a total of 44 locations. Three (5) locations that are not current in reporting their results to us have been omitted. The locations that are included in this representation (44) include only franchisee-operated restaurants. The financial information provided above was obtained from the income statements that were reported to us by our franchisees. See Item 19 of the 2017 Buffalo Wings & Rings Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.
How Much Does A Buffalo Wings & Rings Cost?
Total Investment Range Free Standing: $1,932,500 to $2,407,000
Total Investment Range In-Line: $1,292,500 to $1,707,000
Franchise Fee: Between $20,000 to $40,000
Royalty Fee: 5 percent of net sales
National Advertising Fee: Up to 4 percent of net sales
Financial Requirements:
Minimum New Worth: $1,000,000
Minimum Liquid Capital: $300,000
Our Leadership Team
Buffalo Wings & Rings has one of the most talented and experienced leadership teams in the restaurant industry.

Nader Masadeh

Philip Schram
Chief Development Officer

Daniel Doulen
Director of Franchise Development

Diane Matheson
Director of Marketing

Franchisee: Shaun Hill - Louisville, KY

Ready to be his own boss, Shaun Hill began researching business opportunities that he could bring home. He set his sights on a developing a concept similar to those he experienced in Louisville. He turned his attention toward sports-themed and casual dining restaurants because he recognized there would be no local competition.

Through diligent research, he discovered Buffalo Wings & Rings, a restaurant franchise based in near-by Cincinnati. After visiting with the corporate team, Hill recognized the brand offered everything he needed to succeed.

“The food was high quality, served on nice dishes—unlike other sports establishments,” he said. “It just had a nicer feel than what you’d expect.”

Formerly a dry town, Buffalo Wings & Rings would also present an opportunity to provide customers with something unseen in town—a real bar. At the time, many of the restaurants created makeshift bars in an attempt to appeal to customers looking for a cocktail.

Hill opened in March 2009 and experienced near immediate success. Sales increased 10 percent year-over-year, he said, and he eventually purchased the building and the land on which it was located. Now, Hill is preparing to open his second location in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

“The fast-casual dining experience is a growing segment. It’s not fast-food, its quality food in a great atmosphere where families can bring their kids to watch sports,” he said. “It’s the best of all worlds.”

Hill credits the support he has received from community members and Buffalo Wings & Rings on day one for his success.

“I’ve been fortunate to surround myself with great people who want to see the business succeed,” he said. “The corporate team has been there every step of the way, too. They’re there for me and willing to help when necessary.”

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Buffalo Wings & Rings

No. Of Units Currently Open:


Start-Up Costs:

$1,292,500 to $2,407,000

Franchise Fee:

$20,000 to $40,000


5 percent

Annual average gross sales per location of top 25 :

See 2017 FDD