East Coast Wings + Grill Franchise Overview
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East Coast Wings + Grill Franchise Overview

Financial Information:

Cash Investment: $200,000
Net Worth: $600,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Total Investment: $434,268 - $982,275
Royalty Fee: 5% royalty
Advertising Fee: 2% national ad fund

Available Markets:


United States: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY

About East Coast Wings + Grill

East Coast Wings + Grill is a full-service, family-dining franchise that spotlights buffalo wings. The thoughtfully-crafted menu also offers a variety of other options to satisfy every family member’s taste buds. With more than 60-nationwide locations currently operating or in various stages of development, the franchise recently secured a top spot on Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50” list of fastest-growing, U.S. mid-sized restaurant chains for the second-consecutive year. Entrepreneur magazine also named East Coast Wings + Grill one of the nation’s top franchise investments, and Franchise Times magazine ranked the company No. 383 on its “Top 200+” list of top revenue-producing U.S. franchises. The concept has also been recognized by The Franchise Grade and Franchise Business Review for transparency during the franchise sales process, franchisee support and overall franchisee satisfaction. 

Franchise Details:
Founded: 1995 Franchising Since: 2004
Corporate Office: 100 Cambridge Plaza Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Franchise History

East Coast Wings was born in the year 1995 when a small, individual wing restaurant concept in Winston-Salem, NC was opened. In 2001, Sam Ballas, Founder/CEO bought this individually owned store, then reworked and expanded upon the original East Coast Wings concept and menu to introduce a new and improved Buffalo-style restaurant that is known today as East Coast Wings + Grill. Sam set out to change the stereotype of the traditional Buffalo-style wing restaurants in America that typically do not place importance on food and family atmosphere as much as beer sales and the bar scene. East Coast Wings + Grill was born to prove to America that not only can you enjoy Buffalo-style wings with a heat index that spans seven levels, but also choose from multiple flavors, fresh salads, flatbreads, signature burgers, wraps, and sandwiches, all prepared fresh to order. He also envisioned a casual dining experience that delivered an atmosphere where anyone, especially families, could enjoy famous East Coast Wings Buffalo-style wings and a variety of menu items. Sam created a warm and inviting décor, enhanced a craft beer bar atmosphere, and evolved East Coast Wings into a causal, full-service dining experience. By 2002, by popular demand, he began building the foundation of the East Coast Wings + Grill franchise bar and grill system.

This web page does not constitute a franchise offering or an offer to sell a franchise. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document.

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