5 Things You Didn't Know About Buffalo Wild Wings
- Fans love Buffalo Wild Wings so much that they came up with a few nicknames for the restaurant chain like BW3 and B-Dubs.
- There are now more than 1,100 restaurants in the wing chain in locations around the world that you can learn more about online.
- You can customize your wing order when you select from five different seasoning blends and 16 different mild to hotter wing sauces.
- The Blazin' Rewards Club lets you earn discounts, free food and other prizes when you present your card and eat in one of the restaurants.
- Sign up for the free Buffalo Circle email newsletter to learn about events in your closest restaurant and to get free coupon codes.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Buffalo Wild Wings
As Buffalo Wild Wings is a restaurant and not a retail chain, you cannot use coupon codes on its website. The official website does not let you place an order or purchase goods except for gift cards, but you cannot use a code when buying a gift card. You will find some coupon and discount codes on other websites that apply when you dine in at one of the restaurants in the chain. Some of these codes come from the company itself and go right to your email account. When you order at one of its restaurants, you can either present that code as a print out that you made at home or show the discount on your phone. Buffalo Wild Wings lets you buy a single gift card or dozens of gift cards at the same time, and you can even make arrangements for the site to send digital copies of those gift cards to the email address you list.
Buffalo Wild Wings Review
Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery were two friends who lived in Ohio and spent quite a lot of time together. After discovering that they both had a love for wings but had a difficult time finding restaurants that sold great wings, they decided to open a new restaurant together. Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck opened in Columbus in 1980. It gained so many fans that they opened a second restaurant in a Columbus suburb just one year later. The Weck in the name came from a classic New York dish that featured thick cut slices of beef on a roll. That sandwich was popular in Buffalo, and the founders of the restaurant chain wanted to pay homage to that city. Its original name led to fans and the founders calling the company BW3.
As Buffalo Wild Wings expanded, its original founders learned that they could not keep up with the demand. They started selling franchise agreements in the early 1990s that let others purchase a license and operate a restaurant under the corporate name. The founders moved its headquarters to Cincinnati and then later to Minneapolis. BW3 now makes nearly $500 million a year and has locations all across the country and in parts of Canada.
Wings remain the heart and soul of the restaurant chain today. Though it originally only offered traditional bone-in wings, you can now order boneless wings off the menu. All wings are available in the seasonings and sauces that you like best. Similar to chains like Hooter's and Wing Zone, BW3 generally offers more flavors. Seasonings include lemon pepper, salt and vinegar and desert heat, which is one of the hottest and spiciest seasoning blends. The sauces you can order range in flavor from sweet, mild and suitable for all ages to hot and spicy wings that will make the eyes of even die-hard fans water a little.
When looking over the menu, you can identify the level of spiciness by the color listed next to the sauce. Green indicates the mildest flavors like sweet BBQ, and bourbon honey mustard. The colors go from green to yellow to orange to red, which indicates the hottest flavors. Some of the hottest flavors include mango habenaro and wild, but the hottest flavor at Buffalo Wild Wings is the reformulated blazin' signature sauce. This sauce now uses ghost peppers in its unique blend.
If you doubt that the sauce is really as spicy as it sounds, just watch the Gronk Brothers take on the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge in 360⁰ video online. This video gives you a look at how two rough and tumble guys felt as they tried to take on one of the hottest sauces in the world at a BW3 restaurant.
While the company still focuses on wings, you'll now find other dishes on the menu. Its appetizers menu features cheese sticks, nachos, sampler platters and other dishes that you can share with the table. The more eats section includes items for those who think they don't like sports bar food, including chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and a selection of salads. You can also order one of the restaurant's signature burgers. The Screamin' Nacho burger comes topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos and all the things you would expect to find on a nacho platter. There's also the Big Jack Daddy burger that comes with cheese, BBQ sauce, onion rings and pulled pork on top. Make sure you check out the extensive beer and drink menu too.
Buffalo Wild Wings also runs special events at many of its restaurants. You might stop by with a group of friends to take part in a trivia challenge and see how you stack up against the top players across the country. As a sports bar, BW3 restaurants also have many flat screen televisions that let you watch all the top games. During March Madness and other specials times of the year, you may even find contests taking place for those who can predict the top winners of each game and the winner of the season.
Buffalo Wild Wings Social Media Links
Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook: Facebook is one of the top places to meet and greet with other fans. You'll also want to check the site to learn about new flavors arriving in your neighborhood wing joint and to see new dishes or menu items you might want to order.
Buffalo Wild Wings on YouTube: Many fans know Buffalo Wild Wings for its fun and unusual commercials. You can now watch some of your favorite commercials any time the mood hits on YouTube. You can also watch some of the company's videos that feature special events that take place in certain locations, including live music and trivia night.
Buffalo Wild Wings on Twitter: Buffalo Wild Wings tweets new content almost every day and has more than 17,000 tweets since it launched its Twitter page. Many of its more popular tweets are those relating to sports. During March Madness, the company constantly updates its page to help customers stay on top of their brackets and learn which teams lost and which won big.
Buffalo Wild Wings on Instagram: Get a sneak peek at the fun and excitement that you might have at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in your area on Instagram. You can get a look at some of the top wing flavors and some of the newest flavors too. Its Instagram page also features some videos that let you get an insider look at some of the beers you can order in your local restaurant.
Buffalo Wild Wings Customer Service Contact Info
Buffalo Wild Wings
5500 Wayzata Blvd Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 499-9586