Wings Etc. Rochester holding fundraiser for family who suffered tragic loss

20% of all pre-tax food and soft drink sales (alcohol excluded) at Wings Etc. Rochester on Aug. 26 will be donated to the Martir family

ROCHESTER, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2022)—On Friday, Aug. 26, Wings Etc. Rochester will donate 20% of pre-tax food and soft drink sales (alcohol excluded) to the Martir family, who recently tragically lost their baby daughter. Autumn Mikesell, Wings Etc. Rochester Assistant Manager and friend of the family, is asking the community to stop in and help.

“We’re hoping for this to be the biggest Dine to Donate we’ve ever done,” said Mikesell. “The family is already going through so much, and the last thing we want them to worry about is money.”

Mikesell noted that four members of the Martir family have worked at Wings Etc. Rochester, making the cause especially close to the hearts of those at the grill and pub.

In addition to 20% of all pre-tax food and soft drink carryout and dine-in sales (alcohol excluded) being donated on Aug. 26, Mikesell said many businesses have reached out to offer raffle donations. Guests will also be able to give additional contributions to the family if they would like.

A flyer for the Dine to Donate event can be found on the Wings Etc. Rochester Facebook Page. Guests must show their server the flyer to let them know they are there for the Dine to Donate. Those choosing carryout should use the code D2D0018 at checkout when ordering online at

Wings Etc. Rochester is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 26 and is located at 390 Rochester Crossing Dr., in Rochester, Ind.

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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