Wings Etc. Grill & Pub to open in Columbus just in time for big OSU vs. Notre Dame home game

Wings Etc. Columbus will open on Aug. 30 and is conveniently located just a few blocks from Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes football team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 26, 2022)— On Aug. 30, Wings Etc. Columbus will open just in time for the Ohio State University vs. Notre Dame football game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3. Franchisees and Columbus residents Mike and Jennifer McGee are excited to open and serve the Columbus area. Located just a few blocks from Ohio Stadium, the McGees hope to be the go-to spot for sports fans.

“Wings Etc. Columbus is located in the Grandview area and gives residents a great option for sports viewing,” said Mike McGee. “We specifically chose the Grandview area because we wanted to be part of the growth there. We’re excited to open August 30 and become part of the community—and the timing couldn’t be better!”

McGee noted that Wings Etc., known for its jumbo Buffalo wings and dozens of large HDTVs perfectly positioned for multi-game viewing, has a wide variety of menu options to accommodate all guests.

“What really stood out about Wings Etc. was the food,” said McGee. “Jennifer and I researched a lot of franchises, but the food was better by far at Wings Etc. The chicken wings are very meaty, but we also loved the relaxed atmosphere. When we tried Wings for ourselves, it felt like a very laid-back place to eat, have fun, and go home. Plus, there are a lot of menu options.”

While Wings Etc. will be McGee’s first self-owned business, he is no stranger to the food industry. McGee began his career in food in 1991 and has worked in restaurants since. For the past 12 years, McGee lived between Ohio and Indiana as part of his work with a national restaurant chain. After moving back to the Columbus area with their children, Mike and Jennifer decided it was time for them to go into business for themselves. The couple plan to be at the restaurant daily.

“This is a family business,” said McGee. “Our daughter will also be a part of the restaurant. We want people to get to know us and feel comfortable giving us feedback. We are also very excited to partner with our community for fundraisers. We already have a fundraiser set up with our local fire and EMS, and some of our local schools. Being involved in the community and being part of the growth here is very important to us.”

The new Wings Etc. Grill & Pub is located at 775 Grandview Yard Street in Columbus, Ohio, and will open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. McGee said a ribbon cutting with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is also planned.

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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