Wings Etc. testing Cinnamon Pretzel Bites in Five Indiana locations

Through March 7, Wings Etc. guests can try new Cinnamon Pretzel Bites with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce at five locations in the South Bend area.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 4, 2021)— Now through March 7, guests at Wings Etc. locations in Mishawaka, South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen, and Osceola, Indiana will be the first to try a new Wings Etc. dessert: Cinnamon Pretzel Bites with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce. The dessert item is in a ten-week test, and guest orders and reorders—along with post-purchase guest feedback—will determine its future in a possible wider release.

New Cinnamon Pretzel Bites are a twist on Wings Etc.’s popular soft Bavarian Pretzel Bites. Instead of Kosher salt sprinkles and Nacho Cheese dipping sauce, the pretzel bites are dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with cinnamon cream cheese dipping sauce. “People love our pretzels,” said Wings Etc. CEO Rob Hensmann, “and we think this new, dessert-focused version will enjoy the same success as our savory pretzel options.”

Cinnamon Pretzel Bites with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce are available through March 7 only at Wings Etc. Mishawaka, South Bend (Ireland Road), Elkhart, Goshen, and Osceola, Indiana locations.

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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