Hurricane Grill & Wings® Announces New Location in Bemidji

Tropical-themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Minnesota

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its nation-wide expansion with a new location in Bemidji, Minnesota. The family-friendly restaurant invites local residents to come in and Live with Flavor® where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh salads to satisfy any craving.

This will be the second Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant for franchisees Lee Fundanet and Pam and Tripp Snyder of Bay Ridge Properties Intl., which operates a variety of hotel and restaurant concepts. Their first location is currently open in Minnetonka, MN. Bay Ridge Properties Intl. was attracted to Hurricane Grill & Wings for its flavorful and unique overall concept in addition to its large growth potential and a strong corporate support system. They currently have plans to open 26 restaurants in Minnesota and North Dakota.

"Bay Ridge Properties Intl. is proud to open our second Minnesota location with Hurricane Grill & Wings," said franchisee Lee Fundanet. "We anticipate a warm welcome from the Bemidji community and look forward to serving up some delicious wings and tasty dishes to the local community."

While Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for their more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, never frozen, fresh jumbo chicken wings, the Bemidji location will also highlight the brand’s new core menu, featuring classic favorites as well as a variety of new dishes cooked to order in a vibrant and relaxing beach atmosphere. Hurricane Grill & Wings gives guests the ability to customize their own hamburger with the new Build-A-Burger portion of the menu, featuring a wide variety of toppings and flavors. The brand is also offering calorie-conscious customers menu selections that are all less than 575 calories and include delicious sides such as Simple Steamed Broccoli and Fresh Cilantro Tomatoes. Furthermore, the Hurricane Grill & Wings now has a Gluten-Sensitive menu for those with allergies upon request.

Hurricane Grill & Wings newest location features an indoor dining room that seats up to 110 people and an outdoor patio that seats a total of 40 people. The restaurant has 20 beers on tap and locally brewed selections to choose from Kona Brewing to Surly Brewing, giving customers an eclectic mix of over 24 beers to choose from.

"We have seen continued success at our other Hurricane Grill & Wings location in Minnetonka, Minnesota, so we anticipate a warm welcome for our newest opening in Bemidji," said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. "Our growth across Minnesota is a positive sign for our brand, and I know Bemidji residents will enjoy our delicious wings, appetizers, entrees and desserts."

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 100 Paul Bunyan Drive South and open on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, please call 218-444-6280 or visit www.hurricanewings.com. Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneWings.

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With 70 locations open or under construction in 15 states, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of "10 Great Places to Wing It," selected as one of the "Future 50" by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times "Top 40 Fast and Serious", Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound Angus burgers. The brand’s signature Hurricane Bumby tops the list of its tropical drinks menu, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.

SOURCE Hurricane Grill & Wings

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