Wings Etc. Madisonville, KY to offer free, hot meals to in-need residents on Christmas Eve

On Dec. 24 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Wings Etc. of Madisonville, Kentucky, will offer free, hot meals to anyone in need

 MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2021)— On Dec. 10-11, a late-season tornado outbreak wreaked havoc across the South and Midwest, leaving thousands of people without power, shelter, and basic necessities, and killing at least 90 people—76, so far, in Kentucky alone. To help ease the burden of finding a meal on Christmas Eve, General Manager Michelle Offutt and the Wings Etc. Madisonville Team is inviting the community to join them on Dec. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. for a free, hot meal. Guests are welcome to dine inside or carry out their food. The Madisonville location as well as several other nearby Wings Etc. locations are collecting items to help those in need.

Wings Etc. Chief Operating Officer Chuck Moore expressed sympathies to the communities devastated by the destruction and recent loss of life.

“Our hearts and support are with our teams in Mayfield and Madisonville as well as all communities impacted by the tornado outbreak,” said Moore.

The MHD and FRG4 franchise owners have placed donation bins at each of their six Wings Etc. locations: Wings Etc. of Henderson and Madisonville, Kentucky and Wings Etc. of Princeton, Evansville, Newburgh, and Jasper, Indiana. These locations are accepting clothing, non-perishable food items, new or slightly used toys, sealed bottled water, and personal hygiene products.

Those wishing to provide monetary donations to assist with disaster relief can do so through The American Red Cross. To donate, visit

Wings Etc. Madisonville is located at 97 Madison Square Drive in Madisonville, Kentucky.

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