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Analysis on Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a chicken wing restaurant that was opened in 1982 by Scott Lowery and Jim Disbrow (Merrill, 2002). Their main target was college students thus most of the restaurant’s chains were located near colleges. With time, growth being one of the goals of the chicken wing firm, they extended their target market to not only college students, but also to the people living in emergent suburban areas. The restaurant’s specialty in chicken wings and a sports bar has made it popular among males aged between 21-34 years. Close to a decade after the first restaurant was up and running, the chicken wing business had grown and could boast of having seven more outlets (Merrill, 2002). However, the financial state of the chains of the restaurant was in jeopardy, which forced Jim Disbrow to employ Sally Smith as the chief financial officer to restore affairs back in order. Within two years, she had managed to correct financial affairs in the chain of restaurants, and by 1996, the firm had added 60 more outlets to its name and was still showing signs of growth. The hundredth restaurant was established in 1999 and was seeking to merge with Frito-Lay to introduce potato chips (Merrill, 2002). This essay will seek to analyze Buffalo Wild Wings and discus ways in which the firm can realize growth.