Irish luck and American comfort await the customers of this company. Family Sports Concepts operates a franchised chain of about 260 family-style pubs under the name Beef 'O' Brady's that specialize in Buffalo-style chicken wings. The full-service restaurants also serve sandwiches, burgers, and a selection of appetizers. The company has locations about 20 states, mostly in Florida and other southeastern states. Beef 'O' Brady's was started by the late Jim Mellody in 1985. He sold the business to former CEO Chuck Winship and Gene Knippers in 1998. The partners had previously been franchisees of Brinker International's Chili's Grill & Bar chain.