Missouri Wings Etc. Location Supporting Olympic Bid with Portion of Sales from Meal

20 percent of profits from Champions Choice meal will go to hammer throw star Logan Blomquist

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— The Wings Etc. sports bar and grill franchise in Jackson, Mo., is helping a young person’s Olympic dreams take flight. Owner Joe Hobbs is committing 20 percent of profits from a menu item called the Champions Choice to Southeast Missouri State University 2022 D1 NCAA Hammer Throw champion Logan Blomquist in his quest to participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials in June 2024.

Blomquist is seeking financial support for the cost of travel, food and lodging associated with competing at sanctioned track and field events toward his goal of taking part in the Olympic Trials at the University of Oregon in June. He hopes to join the U.S. track and field team at the Summer Games July–August 2024 in Paris.

The Jackson, Mo., Wings Etc. location is serving the Champions Choice now through June 1. Priced at $19.67, it includes 10 boneless wings, French fries, five onion rings laid on top in Olympic ring fashion and a soft drink. Twenty percent of profits will go to Blomquist, who is also raising money through a GoFundMe page.

“We’re thrilled to help bring Logan’s dreams to life,” says Wings Etc. CEO Rob Hensmann. “This is right in line with our mission: to provide a sports bar experience that results in happier people, deeper relationships and stronger communities.”

“It’s a pretty big deal around here,” says Hobbs, owner and operator of the Jackson, Mo., franchise. “We’re cheering on Logan every step of the way.”


About Wings Etc. Grill & Pub

Wings Etc. is proud to celebrate 30 years of growth and good times this year. Founded in 1994 by Jim Weaver in northern Indiana, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly grill and pub featuring award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, 21 signature sauces and rubs, dozens of TVs tuned to sports programming and a casual, non-corporate-y, laid-back vibe that makes people want to just come in and hang out. See wingsetc.com.

With 80 corporate and franchise locations, Wings Etc. has been listed among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 500 Franchises” every year since 2021 and was included in the magazine’s “Top Five Best Sports Bars” in 2021. It has been named one of Franchise Business Review’s “Top Food Franchises” every year since 2020 and a “Top 200 Franchise” every year since 2019. Wings Etc. has been included in Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” seven times since 2014 and its “Fastest Growing Franchises” seven times since 2016; it was among the “Top Emerging Franchises” in 2023. It has been named a “Top 400 Franchise” by Franchise Times every year since 2021 and a “Top 500 Franchise” by Nation’s Restaurant News every year since 2021. See www.wingsetcfranchise.com.

The Wings Etc. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to improving children’s lives. See www.wingsetcfoundation.com. 

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