MINNEAPOLIS – Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar officially began its Canadian expansion recently with a ground breaking in Oshawa to mark the start of construction on its first Canadian Buffalo Wild Wings location. The company has hired four managers to oversee the Canadian business and new store including Robert Stewart, regional manager for Canada; and Carol Law, general manager of the new Oshawa location.

"The ground breaking in Oshawa is the culmination of a long journey for us and also marks the official beginning of an exciting new endeavor in Canada," said Mo Sawda, managing director, Buffalo Wild Wings International. "Along with construction beginning in Oshawa and the hiring of our management team, we have also signed our lease for a site in Mississauga and are aggressively working on multiple other leases within Ontario and additional provinces within Canada."

The Oshawa location is currently scheduled for a May opening and is the first of 50 locations the company plans to open over the next five years, creating more than 3,500 jobs across the country.

There are currently over 730 Buffalo Wild Wings locations throughout 44 states in the US.