The Wings Etc. franchise is a proven, full-service restaurant concept operating in multiple states. We're looking for franchise operators who share our vision, values and commitment to success (and to having fun!).
Founded in 1994 by Jim Weaver in the South Bend, Indiana area, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly Grill & Pub, with a diverse menu featuring our award-winning jumbo wings, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, subs, wraps, salads, kids meals, cold beer and other drinks, and that good-old-fashioned "vibe" that makes people want to just come in and hang out.
In the past 20 years, the Bar and Grill segment has exploded onto the foodservice scene. Back when the sitcom "Cheers" was popular, a sports bar was a bar with a TV in the corner. Today, sports bars are driving growth among full-service restaurant chains, and even traditional family-style restaurant chains are trying to catch up to the sports bar momentum.
That's where a Wings Etc. franchise gets interesting. Since 1994, Wings Etc. has carved out an extraordinary brand position in our home market. In the past few years, we've expanded into nearby markets and have succeeded while going "toe to toe" with the big full-service sports bar chains, offering a more relaxed, fun, slightly irreverent sports bar experience.
Why Our Franchise?
Wings Etc. operates 16 company-owned stores, and has real-world, day-to-day operational and business experience driving sales for our concept. This level of investment and commitment has resulted in a franchise training program that is built upon continually-improving best practices, excellent documentation, extensive daily, weekly and monthly forms, and deep industry experience in national chain restaurants among our trainers.
Our training program includes up to six weeks of comprehensive, hands-on training for you and your management staff.
Best Wings in South Bend, IN 23 yrs running; Franchise Gator Top 100, 3 years running; Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2016, 2017, 2018); Franchise Gator Top Emerging (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)