The news is just out: Buffalo Wild Wings, a local company, is the seventh-fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation.
We just wrote about how wings are all the rage in our cover story, Wing to Power. Looks like in 2010, Buffalo Wild Wings' 732 restaurants grossed $1.7 billion in sales, a 14 percent increase from the year before, according to Technomic, the food service research and consulting firm that issued the report. That's a lot of chicken wings.
Here's the entire list of fastest-growing chains:[jump]
Note that off all the fast-growing chains, only Chipotle has more sales receipts than Buffalo Wild Wings.
Ten Fastest-Growing Chains with U.S. Sales over $200 million 1 Five Guys Burgers and Fries: $625 million 2. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop: $735 million 3 Chipotle Mexican Grill: $1.8 billion 4 BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse: $514 million 5 Yard House: $216 million 6 Cheddar's Casual Cafe: $309 million 7 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar: $1.7 billion 8 Firehouse Subs: $235 million 9 Noodles & Company: $261 million 10 Panda Express: $1.4 billion