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Buffalo Wings & Rings

Hot wings. Cool work.

Strategy, Design, Copywriting, Development, Branding
Buffalo Wings & Rings - Fantasy football table tent and website

Building it better, and better

We have been building cool stuff for Buffalo Wings & Rings for years. It started with the creation of a fantasy football draft reservations tool and went on to include things like a weekly pro football pick’em game, an NCAA bracket challenge, local search focused content creation, an integration with Yext, and a slick new website.

Let's dig into this

Buffalo Wings & Rings is a growing chain of restaurants that offers some of the best wings we’ve ever tasted. That’s saying something as Rob is from Buffalo. Wings & Rings, however, is based in Cincinnati and is from here that they run the operations for corporate stores and franchises across the country.

In partnership with their marketing team, it is on us to bring new ideas to the table and imagine where they can use their marketing dollars most effectively. Together we have consistently upgraded their site in style, and in structure. We have created customer engagement pieces that brought more people into the stores. And have created content and added additional web tools to better compete in the world search.

Website

The menu and locations received special attention. Blending content and photography, we show the elevation of their offering in a long scroll of delicious. We also built a massively complex nutrition calculator that takes into account every option; order size, sauce flavor and cooking style. The location pages are some of the hardest working on the site. Optimized for local search, you’ll find unique highlights, imagery and content that all speak to the specific location and its place in its neighborhood.

Buffalo Wings & Rings - Home page
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Fantasy Football

We built an easy-to-use reservation system that gives league commissioners the power to select draft dates and times at a location of their choice. Leagues received coozies, a draft board, a t-shirt and a guaranteed internet connection as well as plenty of places to plug in. The stores got a guaranteed group of 8-12 who were going to eat, drink and draft for the next three hours.

Then we kept ‘em coming back for more—offering a weekly pick-em email. Recipients would get a note in their inbox where they could pick a single winner of one of that week’s games. They also received a weekly coupon to come back in and watch a game at a Buffalo Wings & Rings.

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Skills

Strategy

From the time we were asked to build a draft tool like Yahoo's (instead we delivered a reservation system), they’ve trusted us to provide strategic guidance.  

Development

We’ve managed a lot of data behind the scenes. From scheduling draft parties across all locations to managing pick selections for every NFL game.

3rd Party Integration

Ample tapped into Yext to lock down location data. It ensures a single hub to control hours, and menus and pricing across directories like Yelp, Google My Business and the hundreds of others.

Promos

Keeping the message fresh takes some creativity. We’ve created a range of table tents, emails, radio spots and online promotions. This brand is fun, and they let us do cool stuff like write funny lines on t-shirts, create tailgating giveaways and even invent a political campaign that personifies wing sauces.

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Buffalo Wings & Rings - Promos - Tee Design
Buffalo Wings & Rings - Promos - Tee Design
Buffalo Wings & Rings - Promos - Tee Design
Buffalo Wings & Rings - Promos - Tee Design

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