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Published March 10 2014

Inside Business: Buffalo Wild Wings to offer tabletop tablets

MINNEAPOLIS – Buffalo Wild Wings customers will be able to order food, request songs and TV programming, play games and pay their bill on a touchscreen tablet.

The Minneapolis-based chain announced last week it is bringing Samsung Galaxy touchscreen tablets to its North America restaurants through a partnership with NTN Buzztime Inc.

The 7-inch tablets will replace existing Buzztime Playmaker trivia consoles. They will include free core games like trivia and poker, with additional paid games and jukebox selections, according to a news release.

The tabletop tablets are already in 150 corporate-owned locations. They are expected to be rolled out to 500 Buffalo Wild Wings by the end of 2014 and in all locations by the end of 2015.

Fargo-Moorhead restaurants will be part of the rollout to be completed by the end of 2015, said spokeswoman Angela Mineo.

BBB offers tips on phone scams

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – With reports of persistent phone scams targeting the region, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota offers these suggestions for dealing with such calls.

If you receive a call from someone who makes threats, says you’ve won a cash prize or sweepstakes, demands immediate payment in regards to a debt you’re unfamiliar with or requests personal information:

  • Don’t panic. Legitimate collection agents cannot threaten you with arrest. Always get verification of any alleged debts in writing.

  • Never give out any financial information, such as your bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers over the phone.

  • Be realistic. You can’t win a lottery or contest you didn’t enter, and if you have to pay money upfront to receive your “winnings,” you haven’t won anything.

  • Listen closely. If the caller uses poor grammar and/or has a heavy accent, be on alert. Many fraudulent calls originate overseas.

  • Don’t rely on caller ID.

    Chivers Realty offers interactive map search

    DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Jack Chivers Realty now offers an interactive map search.

    When buyers visit www.jackchiversrealty.com/maps, they can hover over any lake or town with their computer’s mouse to find and review properties for sale.

    The map is connected to the Lakes Area MLS database and searches for all listings in the area including those of reciprocity brokers.

    New Pride of Dakota directories available

    BISMARCK – Products and services from more than 500 North Dakota companies can be found in the new 2014 Pride of Dakota Member Directory, published by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

    Free copies can be obtained by calling (800) 242-7535 or visit www.prideofdakota.com.

    The directory is a buyer’s guide for North Dakota-made foods and condiments, gift and decorative items, jewelry, paper goods, recordings and more. Each listing includes the company name, contact person, street and mailing addresses, phone number, email address and website, as well as brief descriptions of the company’s business or products.

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