AURORA, Ont. — The Aurora, Ont.-based Wild Wing Restaurants, operator of approximately 80 chicken wing units in Ontario and Edmonton, is said to have issued a legal claim following news of a U.S. competitor’s growth into Canada.
“In response to Buffalo Wild Wings announcement of their groundbreaking event in Oshawa, Wild Wing, the humble grassroots Canadian company, Canada’s fastest-growing chicken wing restaurant chain, is commencing a Federal Legal Claim with respect to their intellectual property matters,” reads a recent press release.According to the Toronto Star, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., will not respond to claims until “legal action is formally filed in court.”
This past August, just days after Buffalo Wild Wings announced its entry into the Canadian market, Wild Wing announced rapid expansion plans and commented on possible legal action in regard to property rights without specifically naming another company. Wild Wing is owned by Rick Smiciklas who opened his first Wild Wing in March 1999.