CARLSBAD, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN), the leading digital interactive restaurant and bar entertainment network, today announced its multi-year partnership withBuffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), the national sports grill and bar known for its New York-style chicken wings. Buffalo Wild Wings will utilize Buzztime's out-of-home interactive technology to enhance their Guest experience in their 750 restaurants in 45 U.S. states.
"Buffalo Wild Wings is all about providing our Guests a fun and social experience, and we pride ourselves on being their home away from home any night of the week," commented Kathy Benning, executive vice president of Global Marketing and Brand Development for Buffalo Wild Wings. "Partnering with NTN Buzztime successfully integrates entertainment into our dining experience through the use of sports and trivia games."
"The agreement with Buffalo Wild Wings allows us to bring additional entertainment and marketing value to their Guests and business partners," said NTN Buzztime CEO, Michael J. Bush. "Buzztime delivers unique entertainment designed to retain customers and drive new traffic to restaurants – which is critically important in this tough economic environment. In fact, research has shown that Buzztime players spend more money and stay longer than the average customer."
"Buzztime creates a social community within the restaurant. It's fun to see how a tough trivia question can get friends, family, and even strangers talking," added Brandon Jones, Midwest Regional Manager for the Mike Jones Franchise Group which just opened its 23rd Buffalo Wild Wings in December. "Buzztime provides excellent entertainment and generates a more competitive environment during our slow periods."
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar™ restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings' menu specializes in eighteen mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin'®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently 750 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 45 states.
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN) is one of the most popular interactive bar and restaurant entertainment networks. Trusted for over 25 years by restaurant, bar and pub owners, Buzztime develops trivia, card and sports games and broadcasts them on the Buzztime Network to approximately 3,900 locations throughout North America. More than 1,000,000 registered players use a blue Playmaker or their Apple iPhone® to compete in more than 4,500,000 games each month. Players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition or unwind from a hectic day. Buzztime ups the fun factor – turning visitors into regulars and attracting new players every day of the week. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management's current views of future events and operations, including but not limited to statements about numbers of locations, guests or players, success of the services including games and promotions, guest traffic, prizes, game schedules, celebrity participation, customer acceptance and use of the services, and repeat and new customers. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the risks of unfavorable economic conditions, failure of demand for products and services, unavailability of games or celebrity participants, lack of customer acceptance or repeat interest for both products and services and the impact of competitive products, services and pricing. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.'s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.
Buzztime is a registered trademark of Buzztime Entertainment, Inc. and Playmaker is a registered trademark of NTN Buzztime, Inc.
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