Buffalo Wild Wings opens at Cedar Fairmount
Buffalo Wild Wings, also known as “B-dubs”, opened in the Cedar Fairmount Business District on April 21. This family-friendly sports restaurant occupies approximately 6,000 square feet of the former Myxx location at 12459 Cedar Road.
Richard Andrews, owner of the franchise, has spent several months renovating the space. The project completely gutted the interior and replaced all electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as windows and doors. The build-out includes a new kitchen, bathrooms, floors, walls, and the addition of two patios at the rear of the building, one of which is enclosed.
The restaurant seats 280 patrons in multiple dining areas, and has more than 60 televisions, including four 119-inch large-screen projection TVs.
Andrews decribed B-dubs as a family restaurant offering kid-friendly food, made of fresh ingredients—no frozen chicken wings here. Entrees include salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers and, of course, wings. Everything is made-to-order.
Buffalo Wild Wings offers 30 beers on tap and more than 40 bottled beers along with a full bar. Its beer selection includes a great variety of national and local craft brews.
Tyler Swegan, director of business operations and marketing, stressed that the new restaurant plans to be involvedt in the Heights community. “Buffalo Wild Wings will be the ultimate place for local groups to hold their meetings, free of charge,” he said. “For instance, at pre-arranged times, junior high and high school sports teams can review their game films using our audio-visual system while enjoying complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. We’ll also regularly host fundraising events, referred to as Eat Wings Raise Funds, where we donate a portion of the sales generated by the event back to the organizers.”
Buffalo Wild Wings has a national partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). In 2013, the company donated 50 cents for every bottle sold of its award-winning wing sauces to BGCA—an amount totaling more than $600,000.
The Cedar Road location is the fourth B-dubs restaurant for Richard Andrews, who hails from Australia but has lived in Hudson for more than 30 years.
Hiring for servers, cashiers, bartenders, and kitchen staff began in March at the Cedar Road restaurant site. The restaurant is, according to Andrews, “looking for motivated, fun-loving individuals who work well in team environments.”
Kaye Lowe is executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement Distrct.