Wings Etc. now serving ‘Good Food, Great Times’ in Pataskala, Ohio

Wings Etc. Pataskala opened on March 29 and marks the 79th location for the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub brand

PATASKALA, Ohio (April 12, 2022)—Pataskala’s newest restaurant is now open—Wings Etc. Pataskala opened on March 29 and has been packed with wing enthusiasts since. Franchise owners John and Melissa Hector expressed excitement and gratitude for the community’s support in the week since the location opened.

“This is everything we have expected—the city has been great, and everyone has been very supportive,” said John Hector. “We have a great team who is eager to provide guests with good food and great times. We are very excited to be here.”

The Hectors began the process of building their own business in 2019 and had many ideas on how the location would look. However, when the coronavirus pandemic spread and required businesses to rethink how they operate, the Hectors took the opportunity to reevaluate their design and create a location that could weather a pandemic.

“When COVID hit, we asked ourselves what we could do differently,” said John. “We designed this location with safety in mind. As a result, we will be able to serve wings in any climate or in any condition.”

The new restaurant is located at 7200 Hazelton-Etna Road SW in Pataskala and features a pick-up window for online orders, a large outside dining area, and dozens of large HDTV’s—perfectly positioned for multiple-game viewing.

“This restaurant is the first of its kind here in Pataskala, and when we chose this community, we knew it would be perfect,” said John. “We are happy to invest in Pataskala and give the community a sit-down restaurant where they can spend time with their family.”

“We are a family-owned business, and we put our hearts into this,” added Melissa. “We are looking forward to meeting more people in our community and giving back to the schools and organizations in Pataskala.”

Wings Etc. Pataskala offers a wide variety of menu items, including award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, gourmet burgers, wraps, salads, appetizers, a kid’s menu, and over 40 beers in bottles and on tap.

The restaurant is located at 7200 Hazelton-Etna Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio, and is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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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