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Buffalo Wild Wings

Leadership

A new president is hired for Buffalo Wild Wings

Parent company Inspire Brands reached outside the restaurant industry for Lyle Tick, a retailer with deep marketing experience.

Marketing

Casual restaurant chains aim to score with new football promos

The new customer lures range from free delivery to guaranteed group reservations.

The chain’s focus is still on meats, but with a kicker calling attention to its complete sandwich line.

The parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is changing the name of R Taco back to Rusty Taco in an homage to its history.

The new position will be filled by another veteran of the hotel industry, Seth Freeman.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The company sold its 12.3% ownership stake to Inspire Brands.

The price of wings is down 32% over the past year as consumers shift toward boneless chicken, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

With that form of gambling now legal across the United States, the casual chain is exploring possible partnerships with bookmakers as well as offering the amenity itself.

One of the chain’s largest operators posted deeper losses and a 6.4% drop in comps.