Native New Yorker Named to Entrepreneur Magazine 'Franchise 500' List

Award-Winning Buffalo Wing Chain Recognized as Top Franchise in Annual Rankings

GILBERT, AZ--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Native New Yorker sports-themed family restaurant franchise announced it has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's prestigious "Franchise 500" list. The award-winning restaurant chain, renowned for their hot Buffalo-style chicken wings and other New York-inspired sports grill fare, has over 23 locations throughout Arizona and is marking 2008 with expansion throughout the US Western region.

"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of the best in Entrepreneur's prestigious Franchise 500 rankings," said Floyd Anderson, CEO of Native New Yorker. "As the casual dining industry continues to be very competitive, we continue to expand our brand based on consumer enthusiasm for a taste of Buffalo chicken wings and other American-born sports grill favorites. We continue to invest in opportunities for our owner operators to generate repeat traffic to improve return on investment and, ultimately, deliver more value to our franchisees."

In its 29th edition, Entrepreneur Magazine's January 2008 issue publishes their rankings of the top franchise companies in the US. Factors in selection to the Franchise 500 List include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size. Companies selected in this year's rankings altogether generate over $305 billion in revenues worldwide, according to Entrepreneur. More information about the rankings is available here:

Since 1979 Native New Yorker restaurants have been serving Arizonans award-winning Buffalo-style chicken wings. Today the restaurant offers an extensive consumer-inspired menu that features regional favorites from across the US in a casual sports bar setting. Native New Yorker's famous hot wings have been named 'Best of Phoenix Wings' every year since 1979, received Eating&Drinking's 2007 Award, and placed third in the 2007 National Buffalo Wing Festival held annually in the birthplace of the hot wing -- Buffalo, New York. The sports-themed menu features classic American fare including New York Style Pizza, original Philly Cheese Steak, Hoagies, Burgers, in addition to salads and an extensive appetizer selection.

Native New Yorker has been franchising locations since 1991. To inquire about available franchise opportunities with Native New Yorker, call 1-866-599-9649. For more information about Native New Yorker, visit

About Native New Yorker
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, Native New Yorker operates or franchises restaurants that feature its award-winning Buffalo-style chicken wings and traditional American sports-grill favorites. Winning numerous local, regional and statewide dining awards along the way, the restaurant has grown from one location into 23 popular sports-themed restaurants across several states, introducing new franchises into four new regions of the United States during 2008.



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