Buffalo’s Cafe

Named after our world famous Buffalo wings and unique homemade Buffalo wing sauces, Buffalo's Cafe showcases classic America dining while remaining in line with modern consumer food trends. Created to offer a warm family-themed restaurant unlike any other, from the moment diners enter a Buffalo’s Cafe they experience the look and mood of the Southwest. With a low-key and laid back atmosphere, Buffalo’s Cafe is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family, watch the big sports games, and enjoy fresh quality food. Today the tradition of great food, world famous Buffalo wings, unique homemade wing sauces, and a vibrant family dining atmosphere continue at Buffalo’s Cafe.

Business Type:
Retail (Brick and Mortar)


Year Established: 1985
Year First Franchised: 1989
Franchised Units: 10 - 50
Actual number of units: 17
Company Owned Units: 2

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Background Notes

  • Accepting referrals in all states not listed above, assuming they are a strong candidate for FDD registration.



Financial / Terms

Cash Investment (Liquid): $500000
Minimum Investment: $417450
Maximum Investment: $917350
Minimum Net Worth: $1500000
Franchise Fee: $50000
Average # of Employees: 45
Financial Performance Representation / FPR-Item 19 in FDD: Yes
Ownership Participation:
Executive Model
Passive Ownership
Royalty Type: Flat Percentage Fee

Royalty Fee Structure:

Ad Fee Structure:

Financial Terms Notes:

International Franchise Fee - $65,000.00 US

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: No

International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Regions outside of U.S. available for Expansion:
Canada / North America
Central / South America
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Asia / Pan Pacific
Middle East


Single Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail: Yes
International Expansion Notes:
International Franchise Fee - $65,000

Excepting referrals in all Countries except Qatar

Buffalo's Express accepting referrals in all Asia/Pan Pacific markets except Malaysia and Singapore

Please ask for all International Market availability


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes
Support and Training Notes:
2 Week Executive Training Program: 2 week program in which franchisee and executives of the franchisee company get an overview of the day to day operations and financial operations of the business.

5 Week Store Management Training Program: 4-5 Management staff sent through management training program. 4 Management staff are sent on average, depending on the size of the store 5 management staff members are sent. 1 General Manager, 1 Kitchen Manager, 1 Bar Manager, 1 Assistant General Manager, and 1 Shift Leader. All Salary positions (everyone except SL’s) go through 5 weeks of training. Shift leaders get 2 weeks of training since they are normally promoted employees who are already trained in the front of house. If it’s a new store with new employee then the Shift Leader will go through 4 weeks of training.

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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development