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Buffalo Wild Wings faces challenging chicken wing costs

Operator walks tightrope of attracting customers while maintaining profits

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. faces a sizable challenge in 2017 as it looks to generate sales and traffic while protecting margins: Chicken wing costs. 

The Minneapolis-based chicken-wing chain ended a streak of declining same-store sales, with an increase of 0.5 percent at corporate restaurants in the first quarter ended March 26.

The company said its Half-Price Wing Tuesdays drove “significant traffic” in the period.

But Buffalo Wild Wings faces pressure f

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