Major restaurant chain with 1,200 outlets abruptly closes store and tells diners it’s ‘for good’ in signs on their doors

A BUFFALO Wild Wings restaurant called the time and closed its doors for good.

Signs were removed from the front of the Manitowoc, Wisconsin restaurant and a notice was posted on the doors informing customers that the shutters are permanently closed.

A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Manitowoc, Wisconsin has closed permanently


A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Manitowoc, Wisconsin has closed permanentlyPhoto credit: Google
A notice was posted on the windows informing loyal customers that the restaurant had closed (file image)


A notice was posted on the windows informing loyal customers that the restaurant had closed (file image)Photo credit: Getty

It’s not known exactly when the restaurant in town closed, but according to the Manitowoc Herald Times, it’s believed that it did so recently.

Social media users have speculated that the restaurant has been closed for several weeks.

Pictures obtained from the outlet show a note stuck to the windows.

Social media users have urged competing chains to open a restaurant on the site of the former Buffalo Wild Wings outlet.

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One person said: “I think a Cracker Barrel would be perfect! Great food and lots of sweets and gifts to buy later.”

Another commented, “We need a Texas Roadhouse in town!!!”

An Olive Garden fan urged the popular Italian-American chain to open another restaurant.

The Manitowoc restaurant is just one of several Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants that have closed.

The chain has over 1,200 restaurants nationwide.

A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Windsor, Canada — just six miles from Detroit, Michigan — closed permanently last month.

After opening in 2013, the restaurant was a city staple for a decade.

Loyal customers were devastated by the closure.

One fan posted on Facebook: “It was a great place to eat, drink and [I] spent some time with Family and friends. We will miss Buffalo Wild Wings.”

Another commented, “Very sad…it was cool to stop by and watch a game and eat some wings after shopping.”

Buffalo Wild Wings chefs have also closed restaurants in Oakville, London. ajaxStoney Creek and Vaughan.

In May, a Buffalo Wild Wings sports bar in Columbia, South Carolina, closed operations, while in April a Richmond, Virginia restaurant went out of business after being a staple of the area for 14 years, according to local CBS Subsidiary WTVR reports.

One of the chain’s sports bars in Colonial Park Mall in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania — about three miles from Harrisburg — closed just days before Christmas, Penn Live reported.

Buffalo Wild Wings isn’t the only popular restaurant chain that has decided to close stores.

A TGI Fridays restaurant in Nampa, Idaho, closed June 30 after 15 years of operation.

An Applebee’s restaurant in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, closed its doors on July 2 after executives warned that economic conditions had turned unfavorable.

Cas Banaszek, vice president of operations for Wisconsin Apple and Louisiana Apple, said, “The economics of the restaurant were no longer favorable.”

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Benaszek told The Sheboygan Press that the restaurant has faced challenges for a while, particularly during the pandemic.

Chili’s restaurants in San Luis Obispo County, California and the MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia have also closed permanently in recent weeks.

Aila Slisco

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