Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings receives 2021 Outstanding Business Award

Winners named during TSEP Annual Meeting

Dr. Lillian Schumacher (center), TSEP Vice Chair and President of Tiffin University, presents Mike and Lori Mastro, owners of Tiffin Buffalo Wild Wings, with the Outstanding Business Award at the June 3, 2021, Annual Meeting.

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 18, 2021 – Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is proud to have named Buffalo Wild Wings as a 2021 Outstanding Business Award winner during the 2021 Annual Meeting June 3, 2021.

Mike and Lori Mastro of The Mastro Group, started looking at Tiffin in 2008 and 2009 as a potential location for a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.

“I’m from this area and knew it, and thought with the colleges, it would be great idea to look at this town,” said Lori, regional manager for Buffalo Wild Wings.

In 2014, it was announced that the Mastro Group had received approval from BW3 corporate to move forward on development of a new store in Tiffin. After consideration of various site options, construction began in early 2016 at 100 S. Shaffer Park Drive.

“We’ve never done a stand-alone unit like this one. This is a unique store. We walk in here, and it’s like being at home. And we hope that people feel that same way when they come in here,” said Mike, President & CEO of The Mastro Group.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mastros made it a point to keep the business operational and keep staff paid.

“I think you’ve seen a lot of restaurants that totally shut down. The thing about this restaurant, and Lori did this, she said, ‘We’re not shutting Tiffin down, we’re not going to close that for one second. We’re going to shift to carry-out and we’re going to do everything we can to keep that thing banging on all eight cylindars,’” Mike said.

“We just wanted to keep as many people employed during this as we could. The community stayed loyal with the takeout and really helped us,” Lori said. “If it wasn’t for our guests, we probably wouldn’t still be here.”

“We survived it, and actually, I think, we’re a much stronger, more humble company than we’ve ever been,” Mike said.

The Mastros said they have a lot of love for the Tiffin community and this particular store.

“I couldn’t do this without (Mike), and I couldn’t do this without the team and I couldn’t do this without the community,” Lori said.

One of the things they most enjoy is being able to support the community, through fundraisers, such as the Eat Wings, Raise Funds program, which donates a portion of ticket sales to community groups, and Monday Night Sports Talk, a partnership with WTTF that has allowed BW3 to give about $50,000 to area high school sports programs over the past few years.

Mike and Lori thanked their staff and the customers who have supported BW3 to make it a success in Tiffin.

“We truly appreciate every single one of you in making this a success, not only for Tiffin and Seneca County, but for our entire staff,” Mike said.

To view video of the award winner, click here. Buffalo Wild Wings is at 100 S. Shaffer Park Drive. For more information, visit www.buffalowildwings.com or call (419) 937-9464 to reach the Tiffin store..

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

Tiffin gains 8 new restaurants in 18 months

20160531_131100.jpgTiffin has seen a tremendous amount of growth in all sectors recently, however, the restaurant business has been particularly active over the past year. Several dining establishments have opened and several more have announced intentions to open within the next month. Not only do these stores represent more choices for Tiffinites, bringing the total number of food and drink establishments in Seneca County (listed here) to more than 80, combined, the projects listed below represent well over $6 million in investment and 200 new jobs created.Learn more about some of Tiffin’s newest additions:

Coming Soon

Empire at 138The Empire at 138 is located in downtown Tiffin on South Washington Street near Madison Street, housed in a city block that was historically referred to as the “Empire Block.” In historic tradition, the restaurant owners have completely restored the interior and facade of the building, including an antique bar from another local establishment. The restaurant will be an upscale dining experience with traditional American fare made using as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible. The restaurant is a joint venture for several local business owners. Read more.

Jimmy John’s – The intention of opening a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop franchise in Tiffin was first brought to the public in October 2015. Work is progressing on the 1,500-square-foot space within a 3,750-square-foot building with a projected opening date in late-Summer or early-Fall. The shop will offer gourmet sandwiches made with natural, local ingredients and “freaky fast” delivery. Founded in 1983, the chain currently has more than 2,400 locations nationwide. Read more.

Chipotle Mexican Grill – One of the most asked-for restaurants by Tiffin residents, Chipotle announced intentions to locate in Tiffin in April 2016. The building housing the burrito chain is a $1.1 million investment including two retail spaces in addition to the Chipotle store, which should result in 40-70 new jobs. The restaurant is expected to open in early Fall. Established in 1993, Chipotle is a fast-casual dining chain focused on “Food with Integrity.” With more than 2,000 locations and 45,000 employees, Chipotle is a $4.5 billion restaurant enterprise specializing in Mission-style burritos made using high-quality, GMO-free, naturally grown and raised ingredients, and classic cooking techniques. Read more.

FroZone – FroZone is a build-your-own frozen yogurt shop opening in the Laird Arcade in downtown Tiffin in the late Summer of 2016. The store is locally owned by two young professionals. The shop will feature 12 yogurt choices and a topping bar. Customers will be able to build their own frozen yogurt bowl with as many flavors and toppings as they desire. Read more.

 

Recently Opened

Dunkin’ Donuts – The Dunkin’ Donuts and Mickey Mart opened on May 20, 2015, in the West Market Street commercial district in Tiffin. Both operations combined represent a $650,000 investment and 50 new jobs created. Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day. Dunkin’ Donuts sells 52 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen coffee beverages as well as an array of bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.  Today, there are more than 11,300 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide – more than 8,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 41 states in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,200 international restaurants in 36 countries. Read more.

Mr. Hero – The shop is located together with the B & B Food Mart at the 263 N. Washington St. location in the “Sixer’s Corners” area and cut the ribbon to celebrate its opening last October. The franchise was an approximately $200,000 investment and added three new employees to B&B’s five-person staff. Started in 1965 on Cleveland’s west side, the chain has grown to more than 90 locations throughout northeast, northwest and central Ohio. The chain uses proprietary recipes and prides itself on the freshness of its ingredients and cooking each order when placed and not using microwaves or warming trays. Read more.

Wall Street Pub and Grille – The Wall Street Pub and Grille, located at the corner of Wall and Hall Streets in Tiffin, on the Tiffin University campus, opened its doors on June 7, 2016. The establishment is the first restaurant venture for food service provider AVI. The menu consists of burgers, wraps, flatbreads and similar fare, and the bar features 20 beers on tap as well as regional wines. The building reclaimed The Pettibone Industrial Machine Shop, and blends modern and rustic décor. Read more.

Buffalo Wild Wings – The Mastro Development Group first announced plans to open a Buffalo Wild Wings location in Tiffin in October 2014. After nearly two years in development, the restaurant opened on June 6, 2016. The 6,600 square foot “Stadia” style restaurant contains an urban look, complete with wall-to-wall big screen TVs and a patio accessible through garage doors. The entire project is a $3.2 million investment in the Tiffin community that will create 60-65 new jobs. Buffalo Wild Wings is a national restaurant chain with the mantra, “Wings. Beer. Sports.” that began in Columbus, Ohio in 1982 and now has more than 1,190 locations around the world. Read more.

 

Retail – recent projects and announcements

Pat Catans

Pat Catan’s received assistance from SIEDC with building permits

Growth in the retail sector across Tiffin has been exploding in recent months. Check out some of the projects either announced or completed (not including downtown Tiffin):

  • Arby’s: $160,000 invested.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: $3.2 million 6,600 square foot Stadia style restaurant with the creation of 60 – 65 new jobs.
  • Chipotle: Diverse Development of Holland, Ohio announced that Chipotle intends to open a store in the three retail facility.
  • Days Inn: Joins Wyndham Hotel Group’s leading global brand and invest $1.2 million to purchase, renovate and upgrade the property.
  • Diverse Development: $1.1 million dollar investment, new center with three retail spaces. Projected creation of 40 – 70 new jobs.
  • Domino’s: $400,000 investment and 20 new jobs created.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: $650,000 invested and 50 new jobs created.
  • Hampton Inn: $4.4 million invested and 15 jobs retained.
  • Jimmy John’s: new store to be built in Tiffin (under construction).
  • Kroger Expansion: $2.1 million invested 115 jobs retained.
  • Mr. Hero: $200,000 investment into the B & B Food Mart.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts: $430,000 invested and 6 new jobs created.
  • Pat Catan’s: Opened up a 27,000 square foot store at the Westgate Shopping Center.
  • Passov Group: has construction underway on a 3,800 square foot, two-unit center.
  • Sabaidee Coffee House: Located next to Tiffin University, provides coffee, chai, tea and other iced and warm beverages.
  • Superior Auto: $300,000 invested and 8 new jobs created.

Buffalo Wild Wings to break ground Jan. 12

bw newTIFFIN, OHIO – January 7, 2016 – The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, located at 100 South Shaffer Park Drive, on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.

Mike Mastro, President & CEO of The Mastro Development Group, is 20160107_134626excited to begin construction on the 6,600 square foot “Stadia” style restaurant – the newest rendition of the layout – which includes an urban look with big screen TVs and an outdoor patio accessible through garage doors. The entire project is a $3.2 million investment in the Tiffin community that will create 60-65 new jobs.

“The amount of community help and support we’ve seen has been incredible. Never before have we received as much assistance as here in Tiffin,” Mastro said. “SIEDC has been extremely helpful in getting the project completed, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Montz, Hank and Associates, the City Engineer’s office and the Seneca County Commissioners.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is happy to see the project begin. “It took a bit longer than expected, but in that time, Mike has been a highly involved in the community and I am happy that I have had the pleasure of working with him through this process. This is a huge win for Tiffin and is sure to draw visitors and other retail and restaurant prospects.”

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Buffalo Wild Wings is a $1.2 billion casual dining and sports bar franchise founded in 1982. The company has grown to more than 1,000 locations in every state in the country and in Canada as well as more than half a billion in assets. The company’s tag line is “Wings. Beer. Sports.” Learn more at www.buffalowildwings.com.

About The Mastro Development Group

The Mastro Development Group and affiliated companies began around 1972 with a Perkins in Marion, Ohio and has grown to become a diversified franchise and real estate company owning, managing or leasing space to Perkins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mexican restaurants, Hometown Urgent Care, and Davita Kidney Car, among others. The company employs more than 200 employees at their locations in Marion, and Findlay, Ohio.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

SIEDC to celebrate Main Street Tiffin distinction

Former OSU quarterback Craig Krenzel to speak

TIFFIN, OHIO – January 2, 2016 – The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation would like to invite the community to celebrate Tiffin’s new status as a Heritage Ohio Main Street Community at the Knights of Columbus, 49 E. Perry St., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

“The Tiffin community began working toward this distinction many years ago, so it is very exciting to finally be able to say we are a Main Street Community,” SIEDC Downtown Development Coordinator and Executive Director of Main Street Tiffin Amy Reinhart said. “We are making great strides in downtown Tiffin with 28 Facade Enhancement Grant approvals since September 2014, 11 new downtown businesses since January 2015 and our great festivals bringing thousands downtown to see what is happening.”

The event will feature speaker Craig Krenzel, former OSU quarterback, 2002 National Championship winner and two-time Fiesta Bowl MVP. He will talk about teamwork in community development. Heritage Ohio Executive Director Joyce Barrett and Director of Revitalization Jeff Siegler will also be in attendance.

Entertainment will be provided by local classic rock band MOJO. Food and beverages will be provided by local businesses, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Jolly’s Drive-In, Reino’s, The Empire at 138, Bailiwicks and Madison Street Tavern.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Bryce Riggs at riggs@senecacounty.org or 419.889.3932.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.

About Main Street

Main Street is a comprehensive revitalization program that promotes historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts. Established in 1997, the Heritage Ohio Main Street Program is dedicated to empowering each community within the state to maintain, strengthen and revitalize the unique physical, economic, historical and cultural characteristics of its own Downtown, Urban Neighborhood District or Village center.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Tiffin

LogoBuffalo Wild Wings coming to Tiffin!

Marion-based franchisee receives corporate approval for new restaurant

TIFFIN, OHIO – October 16, 2014 – The Mastro Group announced today that it is moving forward to develop a new Buffalo Wild Wings store in the city of Tiffin following the issuing of final approval late last week by Buffalo Wild Wings corporate to do so. Various site options are being considered, and the final location should be determined within the next couple of months, with construction beginning sometime in the first half of 2015.

The Tiffin Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to be the new “Stadia” model, involving a 5,500 to 6,500 square foot restaurant and bar with an “urban” look and “really, really big” TV screens. The project is expected to represent at least a $1.2 million investment, create more than 65 jobs, and add a well-known brand to Tiffin’s retail mix.

In making this announcement, Mike Mastro, President & CEO of The Mastro Group, talked about how great Tiffin is. “I love this town…so much so that my family and I are moving here by the end of the month. The great people, quality of life, and support we received from the Mayor’s office and SIEDC have been nothing short of amazing.” Louis Mastro, Executive Vice President with The Mastro Group in charge of development, was equally enthusiastic, “We fundamentally believe Tiffin is a great, growing market and that there is strong demand for the Buffalo Wild Wings experience here. It is a great business decision.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz was very pleased by the news, “We’ve been working with Mike and Buffalo Wild Wings for more than a year and a half. I couldn’t be happier that our efforts have helped move it forward. This will be a great addition for our residents and students.”

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Buffalo Wild Wings is a $1.2 billion casual dining and sports bar franchise founded in 1982. The company has grown to more than 1,000 locations in every state in the country and in Canada as well as more than half a billion in assets. The company’s tag line is “Wings. Beer. Sports.” Learn more at www.buffalowildwings.com.

About The Mastro Group

The Mastro Group and affiliated companies began around 1972 with a Perkins in Marion, Ohio and has grown to become a diversified franchise and real estate company owning, managing or leasing space to Perkins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mexican restaurants, Hometown Urgent Care, and Davita Kidney Car, among others. The company employs more than 200 employees at their locations in Marion, Findlay, and Springfield, Ohio.

About SIEDC

Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio. In 2012, the community was ranked in the top 5 percent nationally for economic development, and last year, it was recognized as one of the top ten communities out of 600 micropolitans in the US. Learn more about the great things going on at the company’s blog at www.senecasuccess.com.