Wings Etc. Dexter, MO, Opens with ‘Overwhelming’ Community Enthusiasm

New Wings Etc. Grill & Pub franchise brings “Good Food, Great Times” to Dexter, Missouri

DEXTER, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2021)— On Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, Joe and Michelle Hobbs celebrated the opening of their new Wings Etc. Grill & Pub franchise location in Dexter, Missouri, and the community responded with warmth and enthusiasm.  

“We were blown away by the overwhelming support we saw during our first week,” said Joe Hobbs. “We’ve been looking forward to delivering ‘Good Food, Great Times’ to the Dexter area, and we were humbled to see the community show up and welcome us this way.”

The new Wings Etc. marks the third location for Joe and Michelle Hobbs, who opened Missouri’s first Wings Etc. in Jackson in 2013 and followed with a Cape Girardeau opening a year later. The Hobbs’s commitment to excellence in Jackson and Cape continues to pay dividends: in the Southeast Missourian’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards, both Jackson and Cape Girardeau Wings Etc. locations were named the People’s Choice for “Best Hot Wings,” an extremely competitive, coveted award among the many national sports bar brands and local hangouts specializing in “pub grub.”

Wings Etc. Grill & Pub is Dexter’s first full-service, full-menu casual dining franchise.

“We have great food and drink options,” said Hobbs. “From our award-winning wings to gourmet burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as appetizers, desserts, and kid’s meals, there’s something for everyone.” 

The Dexter Wings Etc. location also features over 30 large HDTVs—perfectly positioned for multiple-game viewing—as well as space for outside dining when weather permits.

The Dexter Chamber of Commerce celebrated with an official ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Wings Etc. Dexter is located at 529 N. Walnut St. and is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

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