Farmingdale just got a little more wild.
Buffalo Wild Wings opened its doors Monday.
The Minneapolis-based company operates more than 800 restaurants nationwide. This is its fifth on Long Island.
Located on Route 110 in the former Chase Bank at 1080 Broadhollow Rd., General Manager Jimmy Ingargiola said the opening was already delayed once by Hurricane Sandy. The restaurant wasn’t about to let another storm postpone its debut again.
“With the weather and running around due to the storm, it’s been an interesting grand opening,” Ingargiola said. “Deliveries are now behind, we were playing catch-up all day due to the weather.”
The restaurant, run by franchisee NYCT Restaurant Enterprises, Inc., had its planned November opening postponed by Sandy, Ingargiola said.
“We just kept pushing it back every two weeks, due to the fact we couldn’t get electricians and gas and products on site,” Ingargiola said. “It was a long journey. Now it’s time to entertain our guests.”
Six months after starting construction in September, Wild Wings is finally serving wings in Farmingdale. And that’s good news for the local economy too. Ingargiola said the restaurant will employ about 140 part-time and full-time staff.
Wild Wings fills the void left by the sudden October closing of Hooters, also on Route 110. It opens next to the spot formerly occupied by the Crazy Donkey.