March 07, 2008 // Franchising.com // STUART, Fla. – On Thursday, March 6, 2008, all Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurants in the state of Florida gave a FREE Crispy Wing Appetizer to anyone who visited with a valid Florida voter registration card to demonstrate that Florida citizens count, despite their loss of delegates in the Florida primaries earlier this year.
With all Florida Hurricane Grill & Wings polling sites closed, the results are just now rolling in from the chaotic and overcrowded turnout to its election promotion with seven out of 23 sites reporting.
"Early numbers are in," said Lori Cuonze, Vice President of Marketing & Communications. "Some districts are stronger than others at this early date, but we're analyzing the data as it comes in."
In some restaurants, tempers flared among emotional supporters of Clinton and Obama, while in others, the reaction to the Category 5 Volcanic Lava Glaze was the only outburst. "We're looking forward to showing the nation how passionate Florida voters can be once all the numbers are accurately recorded," added Cuonze.
Headquartered in Stuart, Fla., Hurricane Grill & Wings, one of the fastest growing casual inline dining concepts in the country is now offering franchise opportunities to potential franchisees in key markets throughout the U.S. This proven brand, with more than 10 years in the restaurant industry, streamlines operations to deliver sales-to-investment ratios that rank among the best in the casual dining segment. Starting with just one location in Ft. Pierce, Fla. in 1995, there are now 30 locations in Florida, Georgia and Nevada that specialize in more than 35 flowingwithflavorSM varieties of award winning sauces and rubs. The chain has aggressive plans for national expansion within the next 12 months. For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, including franchise opportunities, menus and locations, please visit www.livewithflavor.com