Wings Etc. Brings Award-Winning Restaurant to Jackson, Tennessee


Wings Etc. Brings Award-Winning Restaurant to Jackson, Tennessee
Full-service grill and pub franchise continues rapid regional expansion

Fort Wayne, Ind.— September 20, 2017 — Wings Etc., Inc. (, an award-winning, full-service grill and pub franchise, announced today the opening of a new location in Jackson, Tennessee. Franchisee Kevin Patel will bring the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub’s unique brand personality and popular food and drink options to Madison County by late-September.

The Jackson opening represents the first for Tennessee, but is part of Wings Etc. Inc.’s much larger expansion plan, which has led to double-digit growth each of the past four years, and garnered the franchise company multiple awards and growth recognition among leading franchise publications and websites.

“Our loyal customer base has shown time and again that they crave Wings Etc.’s laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and our diverse menu,” says Rob Hensmann, CEO of Wings Etc. “We believe many of the folks in and around Jackson have similar tastes and preferences for a more low-key, less ‘corporate-y’ sports bar experience, and we’re excited that Kevin and his local team of managers, servers and greeters will be bringing Wings Etc.’s ‘Good Food and Great Times’ to the area.”

Wings Etc. Grill & Pub will be located at 788 Vann Drive in Jackson, and will feature the same great food, drink and atmosphere that Wings Etc. customers have come to appreciate and value since the restaurant concept opened its first location in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1994.

About the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub Franchise Opportunity

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 three consecutive years. Wings Etc. was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s “Top 40 Food & Beverage Franchises of 2017” list. 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 $37,500, 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.