High 5 Hospitality

Twenty Twenty Theme
“RISE”

Opportunities Abound. The Work Will Be Hard.
It Will Require Time And Effort. Training Is The Key.
We Must Seize This Moment.

ABOUT US

High 5 Hospitality was founded in 2004 when three guys teamed up to introduce the Buffalo Wild Wings® franchise concept to Delaware.  Their timing was perfect. In the past 20 years Buffalo Wild Wings® has grown from less than 50 restaurants to more than 1200 locations today.  Success has not been without its adversities. Within six weeks of opening the first restaurant, Thom Kreusch, one of the founders, died unexpectedly. It was a huge personal setback for the entrepreneurs.

But success is not measured by how many times you get knocked down; it about how many times you get back up. ┬áIn 2005, owners, Bobby Pancake and Steve Wheat were named New Franchise of the Year by the BWW Corporation. ┬áIn 2009, Bobby Pancake received the Founders Award from Buffalo Wild Wings┬«, recognizing the individual who best personifies the vision, enthusiasm, work ethic and humility of the chainÔÇÖs late founder, Jim Disbrow. ┬áIn 2011, Bobby Pancake and Steve Wheat were named Restaurateurs of the Year by the Delaware Restaurant Association. ┬á

The H5H independent restaurant portfolio began in 2014 when a local watering hole named 16 Mile Taphouse went up for sale.  During the purchase negotiation, the entrepreneurs acquired the rights to the locally famous Stone Balloon® that once stood at the same address.  Six months after purchasing the bar they locked the doors, revamped the interior and erected a new sign paying homage to Delaware history. Most recently in 2018, Limestone BBQ and Bourbon® was born after the two relocated their BWW restaurant to Christiana. 

To date, H5H operates eight Buffalo Wild Wings® in Delaware and Maryland, two independents in Delaware and is branching out in 2019 as the newest US franchisee of the Eggspectation® Restaurant Concept.  

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<a href="https://youtu.be/BkDL_auQowM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adapting Successfully: Three Local Business Share Their Stories</a><br /> July 17, 2020

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwGgUEmN2tw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2o3wnubuhVVm9v6uVXWUzYiTi2eZu9Q95za4UIDcMNB5rmefewgyyCl78" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Best of Delaware 2020 Winner Show: Stone Balloon Ale House</a><br> July 23, 2020

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0E32Z8C-E4&t=895s" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2020 Best of Delaware Kickoff Celebration </a><br> July 24, 2020

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<a href="https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/best-of-delaware-2020-winners/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Best of Delaware 2020</a><br> July 1, 2020

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<a href="https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/people-community/delaware-delivers-for-heroes-program-recipients-part-2/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Today Media Says Thank You to Frontline Workers While Supporting Local Restaurants </a><br> July 29, 2020

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<a href="https://delawaretoday.com/food/restaurants/delaware-restaurant-guide-outdoor-seating/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Over 35 Delaware Restaurants With Great Outdoor Seating</a><br /> August 10, 2020

<a href="https://youtu.be/BkDL_auQowM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adapting Successfully: Three Local Business Share Their Stories</a><br /> July 17, 2020

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwGgUEmN2tw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2o3wnubuhVVm9v6uVXWUzYiTi2eZu9Q95za4UIDcMNB5rmefewgyyCl78" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Best of Delaware 2020 Winner Show: Stone Balloon Ale House</a><br> July 23, 2020

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0E32Z8C-E4&t=895s" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2020 Best of Delaware Kickoff Celebration </a><br> July 24, 2020

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<a href="https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/news/va-summer-of-service-program-launched/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">VA Summer of Service program launched</a><br> May 26, 2015

<a href="https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/best-of-delaware-2020-winners/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Best of Delaware 2020</a><br> July 1, 2020

<a href="https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/readers-pick-newarks-best-businesses/article_851f8fe5-cf5c-540b-a34a-44c20c8a2b8d.html" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Readers pick Newark's best businesses </a><br> June 26, 2020

<a href="https://delawaretoday.com/life-style/people-community/delaware-delivers-for-heroes-program-recipients-part-2/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Today Media Says Thank You to Frontline Workers While Supporting Local Restaurants </a><br> July 29, 2020

<a href="https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2019/08/high-5-hospitality-aiding-staff-who-lost-3-children-in-fire/" target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> High 5 Hospitality aiding staff who lost 3 children in fire </a><br> August 14, 2019