Hurricane Grill & Wings® Opens Second Maryland Location

Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Comes To Laurel

June 09, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired full-service restaurant franchise continues its nationwide expansion with a new location in Maryland. The family-friendly restaurant invites Laurel residents to escape to a tropical paradise and Live with Flavor® where they can choose from a variety of sizzling wings, fresh salads and a wide range of mouth-watering entrees.

Franchisee Lester Pollitt comes to Hurricane Grill & Wings with several years of experience in the franchise industry, having previously served as Divisional Vice President for DavCo Corporation, a Wendy’s franchise group that operates more than 150 restaurants. He has plans to open an additional 3 stores in the Maryland market in the coming years.

“After deciding I wanted to re-enter the workforce two years into retirement, I conducted extensive research on a number of concepts,” said franchisee Lester Pollitt. “I ultimately selected Hurricane Grill & Wings for its expansive menu and strong corporate support system.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for its more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, never frozen fresh jumbo wings. Flavors range from traditional buffalo sauces to an array of unique options that include Roasted Garlic Interno, Jamaican Jerk and Chipotle Raspberry BBQ and can range in heat intensity from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route. Additionally, guests can customize their own burgers using the new Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and delicious flavors. The location will also offer entrees such as seafood, salads and sandwiches which can be paired with sides like Garlic N’ Parm Fries, Caribbean Yellow Rice and Fresh Cilantro Tomatoes.

Hurricane Grill & Wings new Laurel location features an indoor dining room that seats up to 150 people and an outdoor patio that seats a total of 50. Guests are also able to choose from locally crafted beers that include Jailbreak’s Feed the Monkey, Heavy Seas’ Smooth Sail and Flying Dog’s Bloodline.

“We are honored to have Lester as our newest franchise partner,” said Martin O’Dowd, President of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Lester’s experience and dedication to the restaurant franchise industry makes him an excellent fit for the Hurricane Grill & Wings family, and we look forward to his success in the Laurel community.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 310 Domer Ave., Laurel, MD 20707 and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. For more information, please call (301) 498-2837 or visit Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at

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About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With over 80 restaurants open or under construction in 15 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 Angus 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, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide. For more information, visit

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