Buffalo Wild Wings Opening New Locations Of Scaled-Down, Fast-Casual Concept Around San Diego

March 20, 2024

Buffalo Wild Wings has launched a scaled-down to-go format and will open several locations of the fast-casual eatery around San Diego, including in Pacific Beach and Clairemont. 

Founded in Columbia, OH, in 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings is an American casual dining & sports bar chain with more than 1,200 locations dotted around the globe. Buffalo Wild Wings is now owned by Inspire Brands, which also operates Arby's, Sonic Drive-In, Jimmy John's, Mister Donut, Dunkin' Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins.

In May 2020, the Inspire Brands introduced a smaller format eatery dubbed Buffalo Wild Wings GO. The concept serves a menu of wings, tenders, fries, tater tots, fried pickles, onion rings, cheese curds, and soft drinks, mostly for delivery and takeout.

Locations of Buffalo Wild Wings Go will open within the incoming Balboa Plaza Pad Expansion in San Diego's Clairemont, as well as inside the Pacific Beach Marketplace Plaza that also houses Ralph's grocery. The Pacific Beach location is expected to open this spring with the Clairemont branch unveiling by year's end. 

Buffalo Wild Wings previously operated a similar small format concept called B-Dubs Express before the chain was acquired for $2.9 billion in February 2018 by Arby’s. The two restaurant chains were then merged into a new company called Inspire Brands, which subsequently acquired Sonic Drive-In and Jimmy John’s.

For more information about Buffalo Wild Wings Go, visit buffalowildwings.com/bww-go