Jan 15, 2014 4:53 PM by Claire Anderson (claire@krtv.com)

Buffalo Wild Wings will open in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - The popular restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings has confirmed that it will open in Great Falls.

Anderson Management of Bozeman currently owns Buffalo Wild Wings in Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, and Helena, and plans to open the Great Falls location in the summer of 2014.

Robert Schmidt of PEG Development said that the restaurant has been in the works for about a year, and the sit-down eatery will be built in front of the Big Bear Sports building on the Northwest Bypass.

Schmidt explained, "We wanted a location along a busy street, we want to be in a retail center, and we like to be close to high schools, and this site gives us all three of those options.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring, with the opening tentatively set for July.

The restaurant chain began in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, and now has more than 900 locations.

Buffalo Wild WIngs boasts that it specializes in "Wings. Beer. Sports."

Despite the name, the chain also serves burgers, chicken, salads, and desserts.


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