More wings are on the way to Lansing. On October 13,
Buffalo Wild Wings
plans to open their second area location in the former Benningan’s building on West Saginaw in Delta Township
“We’ve been looking for a second location in the Greater Lansing area for several years now,” says Cheryl Moscato, vice president of marketing and advertising for JK&T Wings, Inc., a franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings. “We’ve always had the intention of putting in a second store.”
Renovations on the interior and exterior of the building are now underway. A four-season patio will be added to the building, bringing the new restaurant to 7,662 square feet. According to Moscato, about 130 employees will be hired initially to open the new Buffalo Wild Wings in October. Regular staffing levels are expected to be maintained at around 100 workers.
“We are happy to be expanding in the Greater Lansing area, and we’re looking forward to being an active member in the community,” Moscato says.
That community involvement will kick off soon as the restaurant is partnering with two local high schools on a fundraising opportunity. The high schools will sell $20 tickets to the Buffalo Wild Wings employee trainings. Ticket holders will be the first patrons of the new restaurant before its official opening, giving employees a live training opportunity. All proceeds from the sales will benefit the schools.