Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill Opens to Bring Game Day Favorites to the Gator Nation

Florida Gator Football Alum Crawford Ker Unveils His Popular Sports Bar in Gainesville 

LARGO, Fla., Oct. 8, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Game day just got better. Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill, a Largo, Fla.-based sports-themed wing and casual dining restaurant chain founded by Florida Gator and National Football League (NFL) veteran Crawford Ker, has brought the perfect game day experience to Gainesville. From its world famous chicken wings, award-winning hot sauces and ice-cold beer to state-of-the-art televisions and sound system, WingHouse is set to become the signature spot for Gator games at 3857 SW Archer Road.

Since its inception, WingHouse's mission has been to be "brilliant on the basics." A full service bar featuring classic cocktails and an extensive selection of craft, domestic and imported beers, along with meaty wings, juicy burgers, crisp salads, wraps and much more, sets the restaurant apart from the competition. Emphasizing fresh over frozen every time, each and every dish of classic American sports bar comfort food is served up by the signature WingHouse girls.

"We know how passionate the Gator Nation is and we're tremendously excited that our first restaurant is now open in Gainesville to serve them," said Crawford Ker, CEO and founder of Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill. "Our atmosphere, craveable food and always smiling WingHouse girls will make our new Gainesville restaurant the go-to place to watch sports, grab a bite and hang out with friends and family."

The Gainesville WingHouse features high definition televisions on every wall and in every corner showing the sports that guests need and want to watch. Sports memorabilia is hung throughout the restaurant and pays homage to some of the Gator greats who have graced the field of play. The Gainesville WingHouse also features a game room and popular items such as the annual WingHouse swimsuit calendar, t-shirts and award-winning hot sauces are available for purchase.

In addition to great food and drinks, the Gainesville WingHouse will be active in the local community in which operates. From supporting local charities to sponsoring events, the Gainesville WingHouse looks forward to being an integral part of the neighborhood.

Ker's football career began its rise at the University of Florida, where he earned a reputation as a leader on the offensive line. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the third round in 1985 and after playing in Dallas for six years; he finished his NFL career with the Denver Broncos and later retired in 1992. Following retirement, Ker returned to his home state of Florida and in 1994 opened the first WingHouse restaurant in Largo.

The new Gainesville WingHouse is located at 3857 SW Archer Road and is open 11 a.m. – midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call the restaurant (352) 372-9464.

With 21 restaurants across Florida, WingHouse is currently seeking candidates to open additional franchise locations throughout the state. This is an opportunity for interested, experienced, multi-unit operators with a net worth of $1.5 million and $600,000 in liquid assets. Single-unit developers are required to possess $750,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $1.5 million. For more information about franchise opportunities, please visit

About Ker's WingHouse

Ker's WingHouse is a sports bar style restaurant serving their world famous chicken wings, award-winning sauces and many other oversized entrees at a great value. Signature items include their skinless naked wings, the Dallas burger and a new drink menu. The main attractions are the world famous WingHouse Girls who are always polite and always smiling with a great positive outlook on life. The WingHouse mission is to be "Brilliant on the Basics," and in our business that means highly satisfied guests! Need we say more! For additional information, please visit


Rachel Tabacnic
Fish Consulting

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