Hurricane Grill & Wings Adds Two Members to Executive Team

April 30, 2013 // // West Palm Beach, FL – Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant franchise announced two new additions to the executive team. The new Vice Presidents, Guy Stanke and Nancy Bennett, will lead operations and training respectively for the rapidly expanding business. As the newest team members, Stanke and Bennett will have key roles in growing the brand and ensuring its continued success.

With over 35 years in the restaurant industry, Stanke brings prior operations experience from national restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday, O’Charley’s and Shoney’s. During his time with O’Charley’s, Stanke was responsible for overseeing operations for more than 235 locations. At his position with Hurricane Grill & Wings, Stanke will oversee the quality of food and service at each of the 50 restaurants across the country.

“Hurricane Grill & Wings already excels at franchise operations, so it will be a unique and exciting challenge to strategize new ways to enhance the brand,” said Guy Stanke, Vice President of Operations. “I see tremendous growth potential for Hurricane Grill & Wings and am looking forward to becoming an integral part of propelling the company’s success.”

With an educational background in hospitality management, Bennett offers over 25 years of expertise in training restaurant franchisees across the United States and Europe. She has worked with concepts such as Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut, Applebees and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and possesses skills in operations, human resources and training. As VP of Training, Bennett will ensure that Hurricane Grill & Wings’ high standards of customer service, quality food and friendly atmosphere are maintained nationwide as the company expands.

“Hurricane Grill & Wings is a unique concept with a strong franchise model and dynamic executive team,” said Nancy Bennett, Vice President of Training. “I am excited to work directly with the many franchisees who share Hurricane Grill & Wings' dedication to excellence.”

“We are looking forward to the addition of two incredibly talented members to the Hurricane Grill & Wings leadership team,” said Martin O’Dowd, President, Hurricane Grill & Wings. “With four consecutive years of record growth, Hurricane Grill & Wings has a bright future and these individuals will play a vital role in introducing the brand to new and existing territories.”

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About Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings® whose trademark is "Live with Flavor®" is known for its uniquely savory, fresh jumbo chicken wings, offered with a choice of more than 30 signature sauces and flavors. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” and selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business, Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu items are cooked fresh to order with high quality ingredients and zero trans fats. Other menu options range from the world famous garlic & parmesan fries, salads to fresh, never frozen Certified Angus Steak Burgers and Grilled Mahi-Mahi along with a full bar and line-up of craft beers and wine. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995. There are over 50 locations in nine states, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.

SOURCE Hurricane Grill & Wings


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