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The American sports bar franchise Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding into Los Angeles again with a new restaurant coming to Torrance, located at 25405 Crenshaw Blvd.
The new location will move next to Valalan’s Jewelers within the Airport Plaza Shopping Center at an unknown date. This will be the second Buffalo Wild Wings in Torrance and the closest one to the Torrance Airport and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. It’s unknown who the franchisee of this location will be, but a representative from the company told What Now Los Angeles they believe it will likely be franchisee Karim Webb, who owns and operates four other locations in Los Angeles under PCF Restaurant Management.
This is excellent news for residents of Rancho Palos Verdes and Lomita, who will no longer be forced to head inland to get their hands on some of B-dubs’ signature chicken wings. Soon, guests will be able to enjoy dozens of televised sporting events while sipping on cold beer and eating American classics such as fries, burgers, and tenders. The company is known to hold special promotions for highly anticipated events, such as offering free wings to everyone in America if the Super Bowl goes into overtime.
“It all started in 1982 with two guys driven by hunger,” according to a press release. “Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery had recently moved to Ohio from Buffalo, New York. All was fine until one day when the two were craving wings. Not just ordinary wings, but authentic Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. With none to be found nearby, Jim and Scott had two choices: road trip to New York or open a wing joint close to home. Hence, the beginning of Buffalo Wild Wings.”
Now, the American restaurant chain has over 1,000 locations worldwide. The company began franchising in 1992 and has seen dozens of sites open up throughout Los Angeles County. In 2006, Webb, an entrepreneurial activist and the CEO of 4thMVMT, a social equity company focusing on the cannabis industry, began franchising with Buffalo Wild Wings. Shortly after, he opened four locations, including one in Crenshaw, which he likened to the “spine of the African-American community in LA.”
“Having a Buffalo Wild Wings there lends itself to getting engaged philanthropically,” Webb said last year. “I was approached to support a local high school, Dorsey High School, which is my mother’s alma mater. I was blown away when I visited because they had this entrepreneurial school on campus, a whole curriculum and program. I decided to teach a class there, and I fell in love with the process of teaching kids how to develop their own concepts.”