Hurricane Grill & Wings Hosts Annual Franchise Conference

Award-Winning Restaurant Commends Owners And Vendors With 2013 Franchise Awards

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Hurricane Grill & Wings, leading family-friendly franchise, held their annual franchise conference to celebrate the brand’s outstanding success and continued growth. The island-inspired restaurant that prides itself on fresh, quality ingredients and customer service that goes above and beyond, recognized individuals who best exemplified Hurricane Grill & Wings’ dedication to excellence.

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ “Franchisee of the Year” was awarded to John Luther and Jack Kugel of the Donald Ross Road restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens, FL not only for superior sales and customer satisfaction, but for their passion for the brand, having volunteered to test countless initiatives for the franchise and making the most of all resources available to enhance his diners’ experience. Bill Luebbert was honored with “Developer of the Year” for his success surrounding both the Orange Beach, AL and Pensacola, FL restaurants and for striving to best represent the brand at all times. Dockside Foods was recognized as “Vendor of the Year” for their continued efforts to supply exciting, fresh, new flavors to Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurants nationwide. Elkton, MD was selected to receive “The Givin’ Back Award” for its ongoing support of the community and local figure, Hoppy.

“We are grateful for all of the hard work of our franchise owners, area developers, vendors and the entire Hurricane Grill & Wings family as the company grows its national presence,” said John Metz, CEO of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Everyone at Hurricane Grill & Wings has been an integral part of the success we have achieved in recent years. As we expand into new territories, we are proud to have such dedicated team members, franchisees and developers who have a genuine enthusiasm for the brand.”

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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 rubs. 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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