JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 24, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), the owner, operator and franchisor of Dick's Wings & Grill® restaurants, announced the successful expansion of its Starke, Florida restaurant.
"The response to Dick's Wings re-opening in Starke, Florida has been strong beyond our expectations," stated Michael Rosenberger, CEO of American Restaurant Concepts. "The original location opened 24 months ago and has already outgrown its space. We moved the restaurant into a new, larger 3,200-square-foot facility with a full bar a few months ago, which added more than 1,500 square feet. The move produced a 20% increase in business and we are now looking to open a second restaurant in Palatka, Florida once our development department determines an optimal location."
American Restaurant Concepts has spent the last 12 years opening, testing and perfecting the Dick's Wings® casual dining concept. With 18 locations, the groundwork has been laid for broader national expansion. The Company, which uniquely combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant, is currently offering potential franchisees two turnkey models – Dick's Wings & Grill®, a 4,000–square-foot, full-service restaurant, and Dick's Wings Express®, a 1,200 to 1,500–square-foot express restaurant. The Company also offers low-cost conversion packages that allow franchisees to convert existing buildings into profitable Dick's Wings® restaurants.
Poised to grow, the Company offers its franchise partners flexible footprints, a marketing and advertising resource center, training and operations materials, grand opening support as well as on-going support; all key ingredients to franchise success.
American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick's Wings & Grill® full-service restaurants and Dick's Wing Express® express restaurants. The Company prides itself on the 365 original mouth-watering flavors it has created for its premium grade chicken wings. Dick's Wings® offers customers the freshest wings, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries, all in a unique setting that combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant. Dick's Wings & Grill's® chicken wings have won numerous awards in Florida and Georgia, including having been voted "Best Chicken Wings in Northeast Florida" 12 consecutive years by Folioweekly magazine. Dick's Wings currently has 16 full-service restaurants and 2 express restaurants. Fifteen of the restaurants are located in Florida, with one located in Georgia and two located in Canada. For more information on the Company, please visit its website at www.dickswingsandgrill.com.
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SOURCE American Restaurant Concepts, Inc.