Cape Girardeau, Jackson Wings Etc. locations voted Southeast Missourian’s People’s Choice for best hot wings

Local Wings Etc. Grill & Pub Franchise tops People’s Choice list for best hot wings according to Southeast Missourian readers

CAPE GIRARDEAU & JACKSON, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2021)—The Southeast Missourian’s People’s Choice Awards have concluded, and the people have spoken: Wings Etc. Grill & Pub is the People’s Choice for hot wings. With over 6,000 residents voting in this year’s contest, Jackson and Cape Girardeau, Mo. franchisee Joe Hobbs said he is thrilled to know that the community has selected his locations for the best hot wings around.

“This is fantastic news! Our team works really hard to make sure our guests leave happy,” said Hobbs. “Being voted the ‘People’s Choice’ is an honor and is evidence that our guests value what we do.”

Hobbs and his wife, Melissa, have been part of the Wings Etc. family since 2013 and have two area locations: Wings Etc. Jackson, located at 2003 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson and Wings Etc. Cape Girardeau, located at 3047 William St., Suite 105 in Cape Girardeau. The Hobbs plan to open a third location in Dexter later this year.

“Wings Etc. has become a staple in the community,” said Hobbs who noted that his locations beat out several notable competitors. “I think our involvement in the community, as well as the quality of our food and the laid-back atmosphere people enjoy at Wings Etc., has made a difference in how voters think about the dining options in the area.”

“We really appreciate everyone that took the time to vote for us,” he continued. “We look forward to providing the community with good food and great times long into the future.”

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. For more information about the Wings Etc. franchise opportunity, visit