February 03, 2012 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Hurricane Grill & Wings is excited to announce its continued expansion with the signing of a new development agreement in Minnesota. Minnesota-based hospitality company, Torgerson Properties (www.torgersonproperties.com) will be opening multiple Hurricane Grill & Wings locations, bringing the island-infused menu and beach themed, family-friendly atmosphere to Minneapolis.
Torgerson Properties currently manages 28 hotel properties, nine restaurants and over 2,000 associates in Minnesota and Florida. With their extensive experience in the field of hospitality, Hurricane Grill & Wings joins their roster with a commitment to develop the southern third of Minnesota, including all of downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County and the suburbs of the Twin Cities south of St. Cloud and west of the Mississippi River and Interstate 35E. Torgerson Properties intends to open the first restaurant location in late 2012.
“We are thrilled to add the Hurricane Grill & Wings brand to our growing portfolio,” said president of Torgerson Properties, Mitch Peterson. “We see a bright future for Hurricane Grill & Wings in Minnesota, and cannot wait to begin development so we may present the Twin Cities with the over 32 flavors of fresh, jumbo wings. The family-focused environment and extensive menu will be a great addition to the dining scene.”
“With the proven success of Torgerson Properties, we know that we have found a great partner,” and the Hurricane Grill & Wings brand will be developed and managed expertly,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Minnesota is a great market for wings and we are excited to introduce our unique flavors to Twin Cities residents and wing fans.”
For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.HurricaneWings.com. For more information about franchising with Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.HurricaneFranchising.com.
Hurricane Grill & Wings® whose trademark is "Live with Flavor®" is known for its uniquely savory chicken wings, offered in five categories with a choice of more than 32 signature sauces. Menu items are cooked fresh to order with high quality ingredients and zero trans fats. Other menu options range from salads to Certified Angus Burgers and Grilled Mahi-Mahi along with a full line-up of craft beers and wine. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995. There are over 45 locations, including Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.
Torgerson Properties, owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as Naples, Florida. Founded in 1929, Torgerson Properties portfolio includes hotel properties under the Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, Wyndham and Carlson brands and restaurants under the Hurricane Grill & Wings, Green Mill and Perkins brands as well as independent restaurant concepts. Torgerson Properties has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding facilities, staff and guest service, including Best Places to Work in Minnesota awards in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit www.torgersonproperties.com.