Buffalo Wild Wings
BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC (Form: 4, Received: 06/29/2017 19:19:09)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC [ BWLD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER, SUITE 2100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

6/27/2017
(Street)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   6/27/2017     A    699   (1) A $0   983299   I   See footnotes   (2) (3) (4)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The shares were granted to Richard McGuire III in connection with Mr. McGuire's service on the Issuer's board of directors.
(2)  In addition to Marcato Capital Management, LP, a Delaware limited partnership ("Marcato"), this Form 4 is being filed jointly by Marcato International Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company ("Marcato International"), Marcato Special Opportunities Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands limited partnership ("Marcato Special Opportunities Fund"), and Richard McGuire III, a citizen of the United States of America (collectively, the "Reporting Persons"), each of whom has the same business address as Marcato and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in securities reported on this Form 4 (the "Subject Securities").
(3)  Marcato, as the investment manager of Marcato International and Marcato Special Opportunities Fund, may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the Subject Securities for purposes of Rule 16a-1(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. By virtue of Mr. McGuire's position as Managing Partner of Marcato, Mr. McGuire may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the Subject Securities for purposes of Rule 16a-1(a) and Marcato, Marcato International and Marcato Special Opportunities Fund may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the Subject Securities held by Mr. McGuire. Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims any beneficial ownership of any of the Subject Securities, except to the extent of any pecuniary interest therein.
(4)  Mr. McGuire, a member of the board of directors of the Issuer of the Subject Securities, was elected to that board as a representative of the Reporting Persons. As a result, each of those persons are directors by deputization for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER
SUITE 2100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
X


Marcato International Master Fund, Ltd.
FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER
SUITE 2100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
X


Marcato Special Opportunities Master Fund LP
FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER
SUITE 2100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
X


McGuire Richard
FOUR EMBARCADERO CENTER
SUITE 2100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
X



Signatures
MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, By: Marcato Holdings LLC, its General Partner, By: /s/ Richard McGuire III, Richard McGuire III, Managing Member 6/29/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

MARCATO INTERNATIONAL MASTER FUND, LTD., By: /s/ Richard McGuire III, Richard McGuire, Director 6/29/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

MARCATO SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES MASTER FUND LP, By: /s/ Richard McGuire III, Richard McGuire III, Director 6/29/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Richard McGuire III, Richard McGuire III, Director 6/29/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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