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|Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Galesburg Location
|Nearly 60 people braved below freezing temperatures and blustery conditions Tuesday night all for a chance for free buffalo wings for a year.
The newest restaurant in Galesburg, Buffalo Wild Wings, promoted it's grand opening Wednesday by offering the first one hundred people in line, free wing orders for one year.
Buffalo Wild Wings manager, Jessie Slupianek, tells WGIL Galesburg has been the type of location they have wanted to be in. "We chose Galesburg because of the community," Slupianek said. "We looked at putting up a different concept here a long time ago. That didn't work out. We've bene looking at Galesburg for a couple of years now. It's the type of community that we like to be in."
A Galesburg Police Officer even told WGIL Wednesday morning that they had extra units on patrol last night around the restaurant and this morning to make sure everything was kept in an orderly fashion.
To receive the free wings for a year, local wing fanatics were encouraged to arrive early and remain present until the doors open to receive booklets of 52 coupons -- one free order for every week in the year.
Buffalo Wild Wings was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minnesota. Buffalo Wild Wings is known for their 14 signature sauces making its wings and other menu items customizable creations. The company says their main attraction still continues to be their Buffalo New York-style chicken wings.
(A tent used by some of those waiting in line for the opening was blown over Wednesday morning.)
(Patrons lined up Wednesday morning for Buffalo Wild Wings' Opening.)
(Another look at patrons waiting for the Buffalo Wild Wings Opening.)
(Buffalo Wild Wings in Galesburg is now open. Story by Dominic Fortini. WGIL News Photos by Dominic Fortini and Samantha Kaye.)
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