Wings Etc. Opens Doors in Jasper, Indiana


Wings Etc. Opens Doors in Jasper, Indiana
Entrepreneur Kevin Chance brings restaurant lineage to the award-winning, full-service grill and pub franchise

Fort Wayne, Ind.— June, 2017 — Wings, Etc., Inc., an award-winning, full-service grill and pub franchise, announced today the opening of a new location in Jasper, Indiana. The newest Wings Etc. location, owned by Jasper’s Kevin Chance, will bring its unique brand personality and popular food and drink options to Dubois County, as early as June 6.

After years working off and on at his family’s restaurant, Scamper In, which had been in operation since the mid-1950s, Chance returns to the restaurant industry for the first time in nearly two decades. He’ll leave behind a recent career as a store manager at Walgreens and former mechanic with United Airlines to open his first Wings Etc. franchise.

“Growing up in the restaurant business, I always knew I’d find my way back to the industry that I truly built my roots in,” said Chance. “Starting a restaurant from the ground up is a real challenge, but Wings Etc. helped me fill the gaps in my knowledge, and provided the learning I needed to set us up for long-term success in Jasper.”

With his extensive management background and his deep knowledge of restaurant operation, Wings Etc. executives look forward to Chance joining its growing franchise network, which recently celebrated its 50th location opening.

“Kevin is everything Wings Etc. looks for when evaluating franchise candidates,” said Rob Hensmann, CEO of Wings Etc. “Between his experience in a restaurant environment, and his strong desire to build relationships with those in the surrounding community, we’re confident he’ll make Jasper a great home for our concept.”

Wings Etc. will be located at 3683 N. Newton St. in the Germantown Shopping Center on Jasper’s north side, and will feature the same great food, drink and atmosphere that Wings Etc. customers have come to appreciate and value since the first location opened in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1994.

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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, 19 signature sauces, fresh-never-frozen gourmet burgers, smoked ribs, sandwiches, subs, wraps, salads, kids meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to the best 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 kid-friendly, arcade-quality video games, 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 50 Franchises” for three consecutive years, and has also been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” for three consecutive years. 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 along the way!

Wings Etc. offers single and multiunit franchise options. The initial franchise fee is $37,500, 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 Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama and Florida.

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