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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Buffalo Wild Wings

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Whether you call it Buffalo Wild Wings or its well-known nickname, B-Dubs, you probably love their wings, sauces and many, many TV screens. Buffalo Wild Wings is a popular restaurant for chicken wing lovers but there are many things about the restaurant and its history that you may not know.

1. It started in Ohio and originally had a different name

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Two guys who were from Buffalo, New York, where the famous wings originated, missed them so much they decided to build a restaurant in their new town. They lived in Colombus, Ohio and couldn’t find a restaurant that served wings, so that is where their idea came from. It was originally called Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck or BW3. A weck is a popular sandwich that originates in New York as well. It is a sandwich that contains thinly-sliced roast beef and is served with horseradish and au jus on a roll. The sandwich was not popular enough to stay on the namesake.

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2. One of the co-founders is actually a figure skater

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Jim Disbrow, one of the founders of Buffalo Wild Wings, was actually a famous figure skater. He won national medals in his teen years and was an alternate for the 1968 U.S. Olympic team. He later became a coach and a judge.

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3. It wasn’t always about sports

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The many TVs originally played music videos instead of sports. Can you imagine Buffalo Wild Wings not being centered around watching a sports game?

4. You can win a free T-shirt in a wing eating contest

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If you love spicy food and are feeling brave, take the Blazin’ Challenge. You must eat 12 of their hottest wings in under 6 minutes to win a free t-shirt. The rules are no drinking, no use of dipping sauces, no puking and no crying. Yikes! Could you do it?

5. Many sauces don’t make it long

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They have many retired sauces including Salted Caramel BBQ, Wicked Wasabi, and Ghost Pepper.

Do you like Buffalo Wild Wings? What kind of wings and sauces are your favorites?

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