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The Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser and More

Posted by Bennett Slavsky

A Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser is an awesome way to raise money, while having fun and sharing a meal with friends and supporters at the same time. You already love their wings spun in your choice of sixteen sauces and sixteen levels of delicious heat, so why not take that love of delicious heat and put it toward a good cause? This post will tell you everything you need to know about fundraising with Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as introduce you to two other similar and equally mouth-watering fundraising ideas.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

The Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser is what is known as a restaurant fundraiser. If you are not already familiar with restaurant fundraisers, here’s how it works: You select a location, date, and time for your fundraiser; fill out information about your organization or cause that the money is going to; share a meal with you supporters during the allotted time; and finally, after the fundraiser the restaurant will donate a fixed percentage of your total bill to the cause.

A buffalo wild wings fundraiser is an amazing chance to eat these beautiful juicy wings!

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Buffalo Wild Wings is famous for their appetizing wings in a wide variety of flavors as well as their sporty atmosphere. With an average meal price of about $15, this could be a great choice to raise a lot of money for your group.


If a Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser sounds like a good fit for your group, visit their fundraising page. You then select a desired location, date, and time, as well as fill out information about your group or cause. You have to submit a request two to three weeks before the date of the event. Buffalo Wild Wings accepts all nonprofit groups and causes.


Once your fundraiser is approved, the Buffalo Wild Wings marketing team will send you a flyer which you must distribute to all of your supporters. On the day of the event, the participants come to the location during the allotted time, chow down on some tasty wings, and must be sure to present the fundraiser flyer to the restaurant so that their sales will count toward the total bill.


Two to three weeks after the event, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10-20% (depending on location) of total sales during the fundraiser back to your organization! Groups can only hold fundraisers with Buffalo Wild Wings once every three months.

Epic Wings N’ Things Fundraiser

Epic Wings N’ Things is yet another buffalo wing classic, serving up a level of chicken wing heat ranging from ‘Mild’ to ‘Atomic’ for over thirty-five years. But Wings N’ Things is concerned with more than just dishing out delectable wings. They are also partnered with GroupRaise to give back to their patrons through restaurant fundraising options!

Juicy chicken wings beside dipping sauce at an Epic Wings N Things fundraiser

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Epic Wings N’ Things focuses on a small time feel and warm atmosphere, with an array of sauces and flavors to appeal to any taste buds. With a middle of the road average cost of about $10, this venue would be a right fit for all organizations and causes, from little league teams to church groups and more.


To request a Wings N’ Things fundraiser is super simple and takes less than a minute. Just follow these three easy steps:


  1. CLICK HERE to search for a location near you.
  2. Select a desired date and time.
  3. Press submit!


Fundraiser requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your desired fundraising date. This maximizes fundraising potential by giving time to spread the word to as many potential supporters as possible. Additionally, there is no limit to the frequency of fundraisers one group can have. Check out this post for more tips and tricks optimizing your fundraiser potential.


On the day of your fundraiser, all supporters visit the restaurant during the allotted time and indulge in some delicious buffalo wings. All they have to do is let their server know that they are participating in the fundraiser and their purchases will count toward the total bill–no flyers necessary. After the event, Wings N’ Things will donate a whopping 15-20% (depending on location) of total sales to the cause! They will mail a check within four to six weeks after the fundraiser.


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Fundraiser

Unlike the buffalo wings of our previous two restaurants, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit specializes in southern barbecue, smoking and serving fall- off-the-bone ribs, overflowing brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, all of course with a sweet cornbread muffin. Dickey’s recently linked up with GroupRaise to give back to their barbecue-loving diners.

Two hands holding a barbecue sandwich at a Dickey's Barbecue Pit fundraiser

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Dickey’s serves up their barbecue quickly, making it a perfect fundraising destination for groups like busy college students or PTA moms on the go, and also has the lowest average meal price of this post at about $9.


The process to request a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Fundraiser is identical to that of Wings N’ Things, all you have to do is:


  1. CLICK HERE to search for a location near you.
  2. Select a desired date and time.
  3. Press submit!


After you’ve requested a fundraiser, be sure to let all friends, family, coworkers, and potential supporters know to really get the most out of your fundraiser! Also remember that a request has to be made at least two weeks before the desired date and time.


Once again, on the day of, your participants simply need to show up during the allotted time frame and splurge on some scrumptious barbecue. Not everyone needs to show up to the restaurant at the same time, so that way supporters can fit it into their busy days. They just need to let the Dickey’s location know that they are participating in the fundraiser and their sales will count. Dickey’s will then donate 15-20% of the total bill back to your organization within four to six weeks!



Here is a quick compare and contrast of these three awesome fundraisers.

Percent Donated:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 10-20%
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: 15-20%
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: 15-20%

Average Cost:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: $15
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: $10
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: $9

Time Before Fundraiser to Submit Request:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 2-3 weeks.
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: 2 weeks.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: 2 weeks.

Time After Fundraiser to Receive Donation:

  • Buffalo WIld Wings: 2-3 weeks.
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: 4-6 weeks.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: 4-6 weeks.

How Participants Take Part:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Must have a flyer.
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: Let the restaurant know, no flyer necessary.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Let the restaurant know, no flyer necessary.

Fundraiser Frequency:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: One per three months (may vary upon location).
  • Epic Wings N’ Things: No limit.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: No limit.

Need More?

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