2015 Top 100: Why Buffalo Wild Wings is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain

This is part of Nation's Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., which has grown with its sports-minded positioning and vibrant game-watching atmosphere, rose to No. 19, based on U.S. Systemwide Sales, in the Latest Year, from No. 22 in the Preceding Year.

The Minneapolis-based casual-dining chain, which was founded in 1982 and is now publicly traded, offers a menu of chicken wings, shareable plates, sandwiches and burgers that appeal to a game-day demographic, but its appeal has expanded well beyond wing-eating fans

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