November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in its home state of Florida with a new restaurant opening in the city of Clermont. 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 first location for franchise owner Bassel Maali, president of Maali Enterprises, who owns a variety of businesses in the restaurant and commercial real estate industries. Maali, a frequent customer at Hurricane Grill & Wings, decided to open his own restaurant because of the delicious food and enjoyable atmosphere that he experienced as a customer. Maali Enterprises has plans to open five additional stores in the Orlando area.
"I used to have lunch at Hurricane Grill & Wings often and always loved the style and personality of the brand," said franchisee Bassel Maali. "When we were looking to open a new restaurant, we looked at various concepts but ultimately decided on Hurricane Grill & Wings for its wonderful food and proven business model."
Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for their more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, never frozen fresh jumbo wings. Popular flavor varieties include Thai Ginger & Garlic, Ancho Chile Lime and Jamaican Jerk and can range in heat intensity from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route. Guests can also customize their own burgers with the Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and delicious flavors. The location will also offer additional entrees such as seafood, salads, sandwiches and delectable appetizers.
Hurricane Grill & Wings’ newest location features an indoor dining room that seats up to 185 people and an outdoor patio that seats a total of 50 people.
"We are elated to have Bassel as the newest Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise owner," said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. "Bassel has been a loyal customer for many years and runs his other businesses exceptionally, so we are confident he will work hard to continue the growth of our brand in the Orlando community."
Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 1203 Sunrise Plaza Drive., Clermont, FL 34714 and is 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. daily. For more information, please call (352) 241-0567 or visit www.hurricanewings.com. Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneWings.
With over 70 restaurants 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.
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