Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees endorse company

May 30, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. franchisees are taking the company’s side in its fight against an activist investor, saying management has their full support.

Franchise Business Services, which represents operators of the 1,200-unit chicken wing chain, questioned activist investor Marcato Capital Management’s proposal to franchise 90 percent of Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in a two-year period.

“As with any business, there are always improvements to be made, and we are working tirelessly with management to do so,” Wray Hutchinson, chairman of FBS’s board of directors and a 39-unit operator, said in a statement.

“However, while we appreciate Marcato Capital’s investment in