Hurricane Grill & Wings® Signs Experienced Multi-Unit Operator to Develop Stores in Western Maryland

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Nationwide Expansion

March 10, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its fresh, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced today the signing of a new development in Western Maryland.

Father and son team, Steve and Chris Girard have many years of experience in the service industry as they are already multi-unit franchisees of various food concepts in the region. The duo is already fast at work on their first Hurricane Grill & Wings location seeking real estate in Hagerstown, MD. When the Girards made the decision to open another franchise concept, they researched a number of restaurants and ultimately selected Hurricane Grill & Wings for its unparalled franchisee support system and fresh, innovative and flavorful product.

Hurricane Grill & Wings has a restaurant in Elkton, MD, and another under construction in Laurel under different ownership with a projected open date in April.

“The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand is on the move, and we are proud that Steve and Chris Girard want to be a part of this exciting time for the brand,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Hurricane Grill & Wings is growing rapidly, and the Western Maryland market is an area that we’ve long targeted for franchised growth.”

“With our vast experience in the franchise industry as multi-unit franchisees for other restaurant concepts, we knew that Hurricane Grill & Wings would be the best brand to add to our portfolio for their superior product and core values,” said Chris Girard, franchisee of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We look forward to inviting the Hagerstown community to Live with Flavor® at Hurricane Grill & Wings.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisees benefit from a strong return on investment, as well as the brand’s unrivaled corporate support with real estate and site selection, build-out, operations, marketing and training for both the franchisee and their employees.

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About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With over 85 restaurants open or under construction in 17 states, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound burgers. The brand’s signature Hurricane Bumby tops the list of its tropical drinks menu, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.

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