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January 06, 2011 08:02 ET

Buffalo Wild Wings™ Begins Construction and Hiring for Canadian Expansion

Popular U.S. Grill & Bar Breaks Ground in Canada

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) -

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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar™ officially dug into Canada's restaurant landscape today with a ground breaking in Oshawa to mark the start of construction on the first Canadian Buffalo Wild Wings location.

Along with the on-site progress in Oshawa, Buffalo Wild Wings™ is also celebrating the building of its Canadian workforce with four managers being hired and completing in-restaurant training. The newest members of the Buffalo Wild Wings™ team include GTA residents Robert Stewart in the role of Regional Manager for Canada, Carol Law as General Manager of the new Oshawa location, Gary Mulhall as Assistant General Manager and Jennifer Kwietniowski as Bar Manager.

"The ground breaking in Oshawa is the culmination of a long journey for us and also marks the official beginning of an exciting new endeavor in Canada," said Mo Sawda, Managing Director, Buffalo Wild Wings International. "Along with construction beginning in Oshawa and the hiring of our management team, we have also signed our lease for a site in Mississauga and are aggressively working on multiple other leases within Ontario and additional provinces within Canada."

Announced in August, the expansion will allow Canadians to partake in the truly unique Buffalo Wild Wings™ experience from the always fresh, never frozen wings and 14 flavourful signature sauces, to the exciting atmosphere ripe with a passion for sports, with games shown on more than 40 large high definition televisions and eight big screens around each restaurant.

The Oshawa location is currently scheduled for a May opening and is the first of 50 locations the company plans to open over the next five years, creating over 3,500 jobs across the country.

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 eighteen 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 730 Buffalo Wild Wings™ locations across 44 states.

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