September 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL – Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant franchise, announced that franchise development expert, Frank Steed will become the newest member of the brand’s Advisory Board, providing an independent perspective on their growth strategies. As Hurricane Grill & Wings continues to increase its presence in new and existing territories, Steed will advise the leadership team on ways to maximize the restaurant’s growth potential.
With over 40 years in the restaurant industry, Steed began his career at T.G.I. Friday’s, where he worked in positions such as franchise operations, development and Executive Vice President. He has since served as President and CEO of Country Hospitality Corporation and with Metromedia Restaurant Group which repositioned several struggling franchise brands to become successful with over 1,000 units domestically and internationally. Steed later went on to serve as President and CEO of Tony Roma’s Famous for Ribs, where he oversaw over 60 restaurant deals for international locations including the Middle East, England, Brazil, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Chile and a variety of domestic cities. Since leaving the executive world, he has worked with additional franchise brands such as McAlister’s, IHOP, Papa Murphy’s, Twin Peaks, Wingstop and Which Wich to improve upon their strategies and maximize growth opportunities. As the newest member of the Advisory Board, Steed will receive weekly and monthly reports on Hurricane Grill & Wings’ growth and revenue. Steed will offer feedback, guidance and advice on the growing brand’s plans and results at each of the company’s quarterly board meetings.
"It is a thrill to work with such a vibrant and successful company," said Frank Steed, Hurricane Grill & Wings Advisory Board member. "I am looking forward to using my experience in the industry to help Hurricane Grill & Wings’ multi-talented leadership team as they continue to extend their footprint throughout the country."
"We are grateful to have such an experienced franchise professional on our Advisory Board, helping to guide our decisions as we look to further expand the Hurricane Grill & Wings brand," said Martin O’Dowd, President, Hurricane Grill & Wings. "With continual record growth, Hurricane Grill & Wings is reaching new fans monthly and with Frank’s industry expertise, we are sure to reach our goal of 200 stores by 2016."
For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.HurricaneWings.com.
Hurricane Grill & Wings® whose trademark is "Live with Flavor®" is known for its uniquely savory, never frozen, 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," selected as one of the "Future 50" by Restaurant Business and recently listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list, 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 ten states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.
SOURCE Hurricane Grill & Wings®