The grand opening is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, with the doors opening at 11 a.m. The restaurant will give free wings for a year to the first 100 customers through the door on that day.
Joe Chuhran, managing partner of the restaurant, said its design will be different from most other Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Michigan, in that it uses the stadium-style atmosphere employed by the chain’s newer restaurants. It will have an open appearance – you’ll be able to stand on one side of the restaurant and see across to the other – with big-screen TVs above the bar mimicking the look of a stadium Jumbotron. The décor will be sports-themed as well.
The restaurant will have about 135 employees, not counting management. It’s owned by Diversified Restaurant Holdings out of Southfield. It will be the 20th Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Michigan.
A pre-opening Community Party on Saturday, Aug. 15, will give people a chance to visit the restaurant early while supporting the Adrian High School football program. Tickets to that event are $20 for two people, and the cost includes an appetizer, entrée and soft drinks. Tickets are limited to 200 and can be purchased at the Adrian High School athletic office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.