Buffalo Wild Wings, a national chain of restaurants and sports bars, announced Wednesday that it will be opening its newest location in Twin Falls - the chain already has locations in Nampa and Meridian.

Calling itself "the destination for wing fanatics and sports fans," Buffalo Wild Wings in Twin Falls will feature big screens and wall-to-wall HD TVs for sports viewing.

It will be located at 1239 Pole Line Road E., occupying the former Corral West space that was vacated more than a year ago. About 6,000 square feet will be renovated to house the restaurant and sports bar.

Brittany Ward, vice president of marketing for Buffalo Wild Wings, said a company franchise partner identified Twin Falls nearly three years ago as the third of four potential locations in Idaho - a fourth will be built in Pocatello before the end of the year.

"Our franchise partner really liked the location of Twin Falls, and also the location near the mall," Ward said.

The restaurant and sports bar will be open Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Ward said the restaurant, which is slated to open August 2, plans to hire up to 130 employees ranging from cooks to managers.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants that establishes its restaurants as inviting, neighborhood destinations.

The chain has more than 681 restaurants in 44 states.

"We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Twin Falls and we look forward to becoming a part of this community," said Kathy Benning, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand Development for Buffalo Wild Wings.

In honor of their Grand Opening, Free Wings for a Year will be awarded to the first 100 guests through the door on August 2nd, Monday morning at 10 am.

Joshua Palmer may be reached at jpalmer@magicvalley.com

 

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