Popular North Carolina Chicken Wing Franchise Breaks into the Northeast

East Coast Wings & Grill Opens First Regional Location in Philadelphia; Casual Family Dining Restaurant Offers America’s Best Wings

July 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – East Coast Wings & Grill is spreading its wings to the Northeast and landing in Philadelphia with its new restaurant at 2539 Castor Ave. As part of its strategic national franchise expansion, the new location is the first of multiple restaurants the company plans to open in the next three to five years in Pennsylvania.

“For years, customers have been travelling south to our North Carolina locations to fulfill their chicken wing fix,” said Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina based casual family dining restaurant with more than 80 units in various stages of development nationwide. “With our first location in Philly, we’re finally able to deliver our award-winning recipes to the Key Stone State. The Philadelphia market is key to our franchise’s national expansion efforts as we work to gain a toehold in the Northeast.”

The brand puts the spotlight on buffalo wings, offering nationally award-winning wing sauces mixed to order with the freshest ingredients. Inspired by different cultures - The Islands, Tex Mex, Classic American, Asian, Southern BBQ, European, Bayou and more - community members can enjoy dozens of different flavors of chicken wings and choose from nine heat intensities.

While wings remain a staple, the restaurant’s vast menu includes burgers, salads, sandwiches and more – catering to every family members’ cravings. Ballas added, “East Coast Wings & Grill provides a unique dining experience that deviates from traditional chicken wing establishments. With our focus on great-tasting, freshly-prepared food for families, we create a warm and inviting setting that leaves customers feeling a sense of community.”

Locally owned and operated by Tony Chong, the Philadelphia East Coast Wings & Grill location will be hosting a grand opening celebration in September 2015 for the new restaurant.

The Philadelphia East Coast Wings & Grill is open Monday – Thursday 11 am – 1 am; Friday – Saturday 11 am – 2 am; Sunday 11 a.m. - midnight. For more information, contact the restaurant at (215) 288-8200 or visit www.eastcoastwings.com.

About East Coast Wings & Grill

East Coast Wings & Grill is a fast-growing, casual, family dining franchise that puts the spotlight on buffalo wings. With more than 80 locations nationwide currently operating or in various stages of development, the burgeoning franchise recently placed No. 37 in Restaurant Business Magazine’s 2015 List of Fastest Growing Mid-Size Restaurant Chains. Based in North Carolina, the concept caters to chicken wing lovers by offering dozens of varying chicken wing flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities - resulting with hundreds of delicious choices. The extensive menu also includes salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and more – all using fresh ingredients. For more information about East Coast Wings & Grill or its franchise opportunities, visit www.eastcoastwings.com or www.eastcoastwingsfranchise.com.

SOURCE East Coast Wings & Grill

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