Springfieldâ€™s second BUFFALO WILD WINGS GRILL & BAR opens today, and the first 100 customers will win free chicken wings for a year.
Opening time is 11 a.m. Expect a line to form at the business, 2808 N. Dirksen Parkway, just north of Big R.
The franchisee is the Cekander Group of East Peoria, which runs the cityâ€™s other Buffalo Wild Wings at 4420 Wabash Ave. and seven others in central Illinois.
Buffalo Wild Wings â€” sometimes called B-Dubs â€” is a sports bar with traditional and boneless wings and 14 sauce flavors. There are burgers, chicken and pork sandwiches, wraps, ribs, shrimp, salads, sides, starters, desserts and a kidsâ€™ menu, plus a full bar and specialty drinks.
Doug Cekander said the new restaurant will sport the companyâ€™s updated decor, along with dozens of big-screen TVs and interactive trivia. There is seating for 210 and an outdoor patio.
â€œThe staff has been training all week,â€ he said.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Phone: 670-0048.