Caldwell, Marietta Wings Etc. owners bringing popular grill and pub to Belpre

Progress continues on the reconstruction project at the Washington Square Shopping Center, where a Wings Etc. is expected to open in the coming months

BELPRE, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2022)—With success in Caldwell and Marietta, Wings Etc. franchisees Kyle and Kristen Huck and Chad and Missy Huck are looking forward to bringing their popular sports grill and pub to the Belpre community. Construction for the new location is underway at the recently remolded Washington Square Shopping Center located in the heart of the city. Kyle Huck explained that the restaurant is expected to be open in Belpre late this year or early next year.

“We’re looking forward to opening in Belpre to give the residents a fun, laidback option for family dining,” Huck said, who noted that Belpre voters approved the new location for their liquor license. “Construction has been moving pretty smoothly, and we’re excited to be open as soon as possible.”

The Hucks opened their first Wings Etc. in Marietta in 2015. Three years later, in 2018, they opened a location in Caldwell. With the addition of a third store in Belpre, Kyle Huck said it’s a testament to how much the area loves Wings Etc., and how much his family loves being part of the restaurant concept.

“We love being part of the Wings Etc. family,” said Huck. “Everything from the food to the vibe is a great fit for us, and we find our guests love it too.”

Wings Etc. offers a wide range of menu options, but Huck said the jumbo Buffalo wings, in particular, are a huge hit partly thanks to the many sauce flavors Wings Etc. offers.

“We have a large selection of sauce flavors to choose from. Plus, we offer burgers, wraps, salads, and more,” Huck said. “There really is something for everyone at Wings.”

It’s not just the food and the laid-back vibe that drew Huck into opening another location, however.

“We’ve been able to sponsor a lot of things in the community thanks to our business,” he said. “Part of why I wanted to be a restaurant owner was to fill a need in these communities—that’s really why I started this—and thanks to our growth, we’ve been able to give back a lot.”

To see updates on progress on the new Belpre Wings Etc., located at 1804 Washington Blvd. Suite A, follow them on Facebook at Wings Etc. Belpre.

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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