April 05, 2017 // Franchising.com // Fort Wayne, IN - Wings Etc., Inc., an award-winning, full-service grill and pub franchise, announced the opening of its 50th location, bringing its unique brand personality and popular food and drink options to a third neighborhood in the greater Lafayette, Indiana area. The newest Wings Etc. is scheduled to open April 18th. The location is owed by Lafayette-native Trent Terry, and is his fourth Wings Etc. franchise location since joining the system in 2010. In addition to his two current Lafayette-area locations, Terry owns and operates a Wings Etc. in nearby Kokomo, Indiana.
“Trent Terry and his business partner Andy Gutwein continue to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the Wings Etc. system, and we are so excited to see them open their fourth location,” said Rob Hensmann, CEO of Wings Etc. “The Lafayette market is a perfect fit for our concept and we are encouraged by the continued, growing demand for Wings Etc. in the area and the ways in which Trent and Andy have impacted the region as they help build their business and our brand.”
Terry, a graduate of Purdue University, opened his first Wings Etc. franchise in West Lafayette after spending most of his career as a traveling business consultant. Although Terry never owned a business or even worked in a restaurant operation prior to opening a Wings Etc. franchise, his experience helping business owners resolve operational issues and increase profitability are skills he has used continuously as he has expanded his investment and continued opening Wings Etc. locations.
“When I opened my first Wings Etc. I faced a steep learning curve when it came to restaurant and business ownership,” said Terry. “However, I quickly learned what incredible backing I’d receive from the Wings Etc. franchise system. While the restaurant business is a challenge, knowing you have continued support and encouragement from the corporate office eases any concerns and keeps you hungry to rapidly grow.”
The new Lafayette, Indiana Wings Etc. franchise will be located at 4729 Meijer Court and will feature the same great food, drink and atmosphere that Wings Etc. customers have come to appreciate and value since the first location opened in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1994.
For more information about Wings Etc. Grill & Pub, visit www.wingsetcfranchise.com.
Founded in 1994 by Jim Weaver in the South Bend, Indiana area, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly grill and pub with a diverse menu featuring award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, 19 signature sauces, fresh-never-frozen gourmet burgers, smoked ribs, sandwiches, subs, wraps, salads, kids meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to the best sports programming, and a casual, non-corporate-y, laid-back "vibe" that makes people want to just come in and hang out. In addition to its popular sports programming, menu and beverage options, Wings Etc. offers kid-friendly, arcade-quality video games, weekday lunch and food specials, online ordering and much more.
Franchising since 2004, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub has been named one of Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50 Franchises” for three consecutive years, and has also been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” for two consecutive years. Wings Etc. continues to grow and succeed by partnering with franchise operators who share the Wings Etc. Vision, Mission and Values, a commitment to building a successful business while helping build stronger communities and people, and to having fun along the way!
Wings Etc. offers single and multiunit franchise options. The initial franchise fee is $34,500, with a $200,000 liquid cash investment, and $500,000 minimum net worth requirement for interested prospects. Wings Etc. offers one of the lowest startup costs and break-even franchise opportunities in the full-service restaurant segment. Priority growth markets include Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama and Florida.
For more information about the Wings Etc. franchise opportunity, visit www.wingsetcfranchise.com.
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