Buffalo Wild Wings set to open in Janesville
Gale Price, the cityís manager of building and development services, said the sports-themed wing and burger restaurant will open next spring in a building under construction at the former Wal-Mart site near the intersection of Highway 14 and Milton Avenue.
Buffalo Wild Wings will occupy about 5,860 square feet of the building, making it a large restaurant, Price said.
Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country. Itís best known for its New York-style chicken wings and 14 signature dipping sauces. It also has a full menu and a sports atmosphere that includes several big-screen televisions.
The restaurant was founded in 1982 after James Disbrow and Scott Lowery moved from New York to Ohio. Unable to find authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings, they decided to open up their own restaurant.
The chain now has more than 430 locations in 37 states.
Price also said another long-time Janesville restaurant will get a new look.
The owners of KFC, 2449 Milton Ave., plan to tear down the existing restaurant and replace it with a larger store. The existing restaurant is considered too small, and its bathrooms donít meet accessibility standards.
Price set the project needs a conditional use permit, which will be discussed at a public hearing Monday, Oct. 20. Price said the new KFC could be in operation four months after that.