Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)

BWLD

Company Profile:

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in any of its 14 signature sauces or four signature seasonings. Its restaurants create an atmosphere that includes a multi-media system, a full bar and an open layout, which appeals to sports fans and families alike. Its guests have the option of watching sporting events or other programs on its projection screens and approximately 50 additional televisions, competing in Buzztime Trivia, or playing video games. The open layout of its restaurants offers dining and bar areas that provide seating choices for sports fans and families. Its menu features traditional chicken wings, boneless wings, and other items, including chicken tenders, Wild Flatbreads, popcorn shrimp, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, appetizers and salads.

The Business:

The Company’s made-to-order menu items include 14 signature sauces and 4 signature seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. Its restaurants offer approximately 20 domestic and imported beers on tap, including several local or regional micro-brews and a selection of bottled beers, wines, and liquor. The Company’s restaurants feature a variety of menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin’ hot: Sweet BBQ, Teriyaki, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin, or signature seasonings: Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, and Salt and Vinegar. Its chicken wings can be ordered in numbers ranging from six to 100 wings, with orders available for parties. In addition to traditional and boneless chicken wings, its menu features a variety of food items, including chicken tenders, Wild Flatbreads, popcorn shrimp, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, finger foods and salads. It also provides a 12 & Under Menu option for kids. Its restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of approximately 20 domestic, imported, and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor.
As of December 26, 2010, the Company owned or franchised 732 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in 44 states, of which 259 were company owned and 473 were franchised. All of its menu items are made-to-order and are available for take-out, which approximated 14% of restaurant sales for company owned restaurants during the year ended December 26, 2010.

BWLD Financial Analysis

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