Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings opens first Canadian location in Oshawa, Ontario; company recently signed four more leases in Ontario in London, Newmarket, Mississauga and Guelph

MINNEAPOLIS , May 16, 2011 (press release) – A Popular Grill & Bar Expands North of the Border and Pays Tribute to New Homeland With Honey Garlic Sauces and Free Wings for a Year

The wait is over; wing fans can now enjoy the award-winning taste of Buffalo Wild Wings™ for the first time in Canada. Today the company celebrates the grand opening of its first Canadian location in Oshawa Ontario. The opening marks the first restaurant north of the border.

"We are very excited to have this first international location open and are ready to serve our Canadian fans," said Sally Smith, Buffalo Wild Wings President and CEO. "We've known for some time that Canadian's were looking for an offering like ours as it is truly unique to what's currently available. We're also thrilled to announce that our expansion plans are on track and we have recently signed four additional leases in Ontario including London, Newmarket, Mississauga and Guelph."

'B-Dubs'™ offers Canadians the Gift of Wings ... if you're quick enough!

As a special incentive for grand opening day, Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs™, as it's been affectionately named by loyal wing fans) is offering its first 100 patrons at the new Oshawa location a grand opening gift of free wings for one year. Consumer are expected to line up early for their chance to win one of the coveted coupon books offering ten free wings per week for a year.

"We have the highest-quality Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings available in 15 Buffalo Wild Wings™ signature sauces ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin'®, including a variety of exotic sauces like Caribbean Jerk and Mango Habanero™, as well as a variety of dry wing seasonings. Wing lovers could sample all of our great flavours with this tasty gift," said Smith. "We're also excited to be offering a tangy Honey Garlic sauce in our Canadian restaurants; a first for the company."

Oshawa location offers wings ... and so much more

The restaurant offers an unparalleled mix of 'Wings. Beer. Sports.' With 50 large high definition televisions and eight giant screens around each restaurant, it is the ultimate destination to watch the game. The neighbourhood atmosphere invites friends to pull tables together and spend an evening with sharable menu items including mini slammers (burgers), appetizers and Wild Flatbreads and a choice of over thirty beers including Keith's, Canadian and Mill Street and 20 bar taps. Just in time for summer, the new location also boasts a full-sized patio - cheers to that!

The new location will also be an active member of the Oshawa community bringing over 115 jobs to the area and sponsoring local Oshawa sports teams.

Buffalo Wild Wings™ announced plans to expand into Canada in August 2010 with a goal of opening 50 company-owned and franchised restaurants across the country in the next five years creating approximately 3,500 jobs across the country.

The first Canadian location is now open and ready to welcome visitors at 903 Taunton Rd East, Oshawa, ON. For more information about Buffalo Wild Wings™ visit http://www.buffalowildwings.com/ or become a fan on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/BuffaloWildWings.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings™, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar™ restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings'™ menu specializes in fifteen mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin'®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings™ is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently over 750 Buffalo Wild Wings™ locations across 45 states in two countries.

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