Wings Etc. Grill & Pub bringing ‘Good Food, Great Times’ to Dexter, MO

Jackson, Mo.-based Wings Etc. Grill & Pub franchise owners to open in Dexter on Dec. 7, 2021

DEXTER, Mo. (Nov. 30, 2021)—On Dec. 7, 2021, Dexter, Missouri, will get its very own Wings Etc. as franchisees Joe and Michelle Hobbs open their third location in the area. The Grill & Pub, known for its award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, promises to bring “Good Food, Great Times” to the Stoddard County community.

Joe Hobbs is excited to offer a unique dining experience to the citizens of Dexter.

“This will be Dexter’s first casual dining, full-service franchise, so it will be exciting for the town to have a place where they can have a great experience and enjoy fan favorites like wings, gourmet burgers, wraps, salads, appetizers and our kids menu,” said Hobbs.

“I think our tagline, ‘Good Food, Great Times,’ is the epitome of what you can expect at Wings Etc.,” he continued. “It’s simple, and it’s true. You can come have good food—you can enjoy yourself, relax, and watch sports on all the big TVs we have, and we’ll always do our best to give you great service.”

The Dexter location will be the Hobbs’ third Wings Etc. franchise. They opened their first location in Jackson in 2013 and followed in 2014 with their second location in Cape Girardeau. Both locations were recently named the People’s Choice for “Best Hot Wings” in the Southeast Missourian’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

“We like Dexter because it’s a town that’s a lot like Jackson, where we have been privileged to make a difference in the community,” said Hobbs. “We love supporting local high schools, local community organizations—being involved in what matters most.”

Joe and Michelle have two children: Austin and Allison. Hobbs said their son, Austin, will be a manager at the Dexter location and noted that he hopes to see the restaurant become a local family favorite, as has happened in their other locations.

“We are genuinely excited about opening in Dexter. This is going to be a really fun place for people, and we believe it’ll be a great location for us,” Hobbs noted. “We are extremely fortunate to have some amazing people working with us and a great franchise to work with.”

To celebrate the grand opening of the Dexter location, a ribbon-cutting will take place on Dec. 7. Wings Etc. Dexter is located at 529 N. Walnut St., in Dexter.

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, over 20 signature sauces and rubs, premium burgers, wraps, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, subs, kids meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to 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 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 Franchises,” has been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” for several years, and was named a 2020 “Culture 100 Best of the Best” franchise by Franchise Business Review. In June 2021, Wings Etc. was named a “Top 200 Food Franchise” and a “Top 500 North American Franchise” by Entrepreneur Magazine. 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!).

Wings Etc. offers single and multi-unit franchise options. The initial franchise fee is $39,500, 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 Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida. For more information about the Wings Etc. franchise opportunity, visit