Hurricane Grill & Wings® Continues Iowa Expansion With New Cedar Rapids Opening

Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Cedar Rapids

December 09, 2014 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in the state of Iowa with a new restaurant opening in Cedar Rapids. The family-friendly restaurant invites local fans to come in and Live with Flavor® where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh, crisp salads to satisfy any craving.

This will be the second location for franchisee Darin Beck, CEO and founder of Barmuda MMC, one of Iowa’s leading restaurant groups. After experiencing success at their first Hurricane Grill & Wings location in Waterloo, they decided to continue to grow the brand in Iowa with a new location in Cedar Rapids. Hurricane Grill & Wings plans to bring 100 new jobs to the Cedar Rapids community.

"Barmuda MMC is honored to bring the Cedar Rapids community a new fun, family-friendly dining option," said franchisee Darin Beck. "Our waterloo restaurant has seen great success and we anticipate the same in Cedar Rapids."

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 and Garlic, Raspberry Ice and Sweet Red Chili 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 and sandwiches which can be paired with sides like Garlic N’ Parm Fries, Caribbean Yellow Rice and Homemade Kettle Chips.

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ newest location features an indoor dining room and patio that opens up to the outside and seats 207 people. The Cedar Rapids location will also feature local craft beers from Backpocket Brewing, Millstream Brewing Co. and Peace Tree Brewing Co.

"We are elated that Barmuda MMC is opening a second Hurricane Grill & Wings location," said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. "Their vast knowledge and experience of the restaurant industry has helped their great success in Waterloo, and we have no doubt they will have the same success in Cedar Rapids."

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 4444 1st Ave. NE., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 and opens daily at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please call (319) 294-9464 or visit Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at

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About Hurricane Grill & Wings

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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