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Buffalo Wings & Rings
Privately held
Industry Restaurant
Genre Casual dining
Founded 1984; 39 years ago (1984)
Founders Haytham David, Nader Masadeh, Philip Schram
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Number of locations
56 USA, 24 International
Key people
Nader Masadeh (President and CEO) , Philip Schram
Products Buffalo wings, sandwiches, gyros, chicken fingers, salads, quesadillas
Number of employees

Buffalo Wings & Rings is a Cincinnati-based sports restaurant franchise. It offers a menu of Buffalo wings, burgers, gyros, salads, and sandwiches.


Founded in Cincinnati in 1984, Buffalo Wings & Rings was purchased in 2005 by a management team led by Philip Schram, Nader Masadeh, and Haytham David, each of whom took a senior management role with the company.

In 2008, Restaurant Business magazine named the company number one on its Future 50 list of growing chains.

The company has 80 units in the US, the Middle East, and Europe.

Company leadership

Nader Masadeh has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2014, while Philip Schram serves as Chief Development Officer, and Haytham David as the Chief Executive Officer of International.

Masadeh was featured in the 7th-season premiere of Undercover Boss, which aired Sunday, December 20, 2015 on CBS. For a couple of weeks, CEO Masadeh worked undercover alongside employees, doing everything from washing dishes in a Cincinnati location, to serving tables in Chicago and prepping meals in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Awards and recognition

  • Franchise Business Review's Top 40 Food and Beverage Franchises 2016
  • "Best of Fest" award at the 16th annual Chicago Wingfest in 2015
  • Number 1 Restaurant Chain for 2008 on the Restaurant Business "Future 50 List"
  • "Data Devotee" Award - Fishbowl User Conference
  • Ranked in 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine as #12 in the full-service restaurant category.