Buffalo Wild Wings opens

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Bridgeport News

by Lynn Vance, News Staff Writer 

Owners and managers of Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill, located at Charles Pointe next to the Microtel Inn, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning with city officials present. The ribbon-cutting ceremony came on the heels of a successful Sunday opening to the public.

“It was a wonderful opening,” said owner/operator Kornel Miksa. “We had a very good crowd and very few setbacks, which was nice.

“Word got out very nicely, and we didn’t have a wait,” he continued.

General Manager Jay Miller said those who visited the restaurant Sunday seemed to have a really good time watching the Steelers game.

“It was a lot of fun, and we’re glad to see it finally came to fruition,” said Miller.

The restaurant was originally scheduled to open September 24, but that had to be postponed. Miksa said he believed it worked out for the best.

“It allowed us to get things straightened out and to make sure we were on task,” said Miksa. “It also allowed us more time to get our training team together and make sure any final construction details were completed … in the end it worked out.”

The 6,000-square-foot facility features more than 30 television sets, including eight big screens featuring NFL Sunday Ticket and college games. Buffalo Wild Wings, formerly BW3’s, is anticipated to be a destination site, with seating for more than 230 people.

The menu features a wide variety of appetizers, ribs and combos, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, desserts, children’s selections and, of course, wings.

Buffalo Wild Wings is known for its wings and selection of 14 signature sauces.

Combined, the management team of Buffalo Wild Wings, which consists of manager Greg Sikora, Dee Hatcher and Miller, has 57 years of restaurant experience.

Store hours will be Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight.