Three years ago, Buffalo Wild Wings really took flight. The Minneapolis-based chain went public and launched a national rollout, growing at a rate of 60 to 70 units a year to reach its current 329 units in 33 states. Helping to facilitate the chain’s rapid growth is a fully integrated equipment package from Enodis—and a win-win supplier relationship that comes as part of that package.
“As a growth company, we needed to ensure that we had taken care of all areas to support our expansion plans. Kitchen equipment was one of the most critical areas,” says Lee Sanders, senior vice president of development and franchising for Buffalo Wild Wings.
Sanders describes the development of the chain’s partnership with Enodis as a transition from a fragmented, multi-supplier, multi-contact system to one that’s streamlined, integrated and maintained through top-to-top communications.
“Previously, we had four different equipment companies, and it was inefficient at best. Now we have a single corporate point of contact, a single-service system and a single company supplying market-leading brands for all of our major equipment needs. With the rate of startups we’re doing, that efficiency has been tremendously important.”
Enodis provides an integrated kitchen equipment solution and service package to Buffalo Wild Wings, including Scotsman ice machines, Frymaster fryers, Delfield refrigeration, Garland cooking, Jackson warewashing.
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