New Wings Etc. ‘Food Fight’ Features Summer Salad Options, Refreshing Drinks

Now through Sept. 5, 2022, Wings Etc. guests 21 and older can vote for their favorites in the third Wings Etc. “Food Fight,” and register to win $100 Wings Etc. Gift Cards in weekly giveaways (no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, see site for details).

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 6 2022)— After two highly successful Food Fight competitions, the battle rages on at Wings Etc. with summer salad and refreshing drink duels. Now through Sept. 5, 2022, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub guests can vote* on their favorite summer salad option, which includes the Big Chicken Salad and a new Buffalo Wedge Salad. Guests will also get a chance to vote on their favorite refreshing drink as warm-weather favorite Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy faces off against contenders Kona Brewing Co.’s Big Wave and Wings Etc.’s signature Hawaiian Surf cocktail.

Round 1—The new Buffalo Wedge Salad features crispy Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and diced tomatoes piled on an iceberg lettuce wedge and comes served with blue cheese or ranch. Meanwhile, Wings Etc.’s classic Big Chicken Salad features grilled or crispy chicken breast, greens, cheddar-jack cheese, bacon slices, egg, tomato, and guests’ choice of dressing.

Round 2—Surf’s up this summer with Wings Etc.’s summer drink fight. Warm-weather favorite Leinenkugel’s Sumer Shandy will go head-to-head with Kona Brewing Co.’s Big Wave Golden Ale and Wings Etc.’s signature Hawaiian Surf cocktail. Wings Etc.’s Hawaiian Surf combines Malibu and Blue Curacao with refreshing pineapple juice and pina colada mix and comes topped with a juicy orange and cherry fruit combination.

Who will win? You decide.

* To cast a vote in the salad Food Fight and Surf’s Up Summer Drink Fight, guests 21 and older (only) must visit, vote their preferences, and enter for a chance to be a randomly-selected winner in weekly drawings for $100 Wings Etc. Gift Cards. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. See site for details. Winners will be randomly selected from all qualified entrants once weekly from May 31, 2022, through Sept. 5, 2022.

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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