Sally Smith President and CEO Buffalo Wild Wings Inc

Sally Smith, President and CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.

The Power List 2016: Sally Smith

NRN presents The Power List 2016, our third annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Heavy Hitters on the list manage the footprints of large restaurant chains and are driving inventive practices.  

For two decades, Sally Smith has led the Buffalo Wild Wings chain, growing it from a modest 35 units, largely in Ohio, to more than 1,000 locations across the globe and establishing it as one of the industry’s top performers and a bright spot in casual dining.

Under her leadership, the Minneapolis-based chain’s sales have grown consistently, often by double digits. In the 2015 Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100

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