Knoxville Locals Opening Full-Service Wings Etc. Sports Pub on March 9

Locally Owned and Operated Knoxville Wings Etc. Pub will be 75th location for fast growing franchise concept.  

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Thursday, March 4, 2021 — Wings Etc. Grill and Pub is announcing the grand opening of its 75th location, a franchise store in Knoxville, Tenn.

The new location will be opening just off I-75 and Lovell Road, and is owned and operated by Knoxville local, established business owners Dwayne and Tami O’Dell.

“We chose Knoxville because we live here, we know the town, we know the area and we know what Knoxville can do,” said Tami. “We want to run this restaurant just like we have run our other business, Affordable Car Care in Powell. Everyone who walks through the door aren’t customers – they are friends and family.”

Wings Etc. Inc. is a fast-growing, Indiana-based sports bar franchise known for its laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere, award-winning jumbo wings, diverse pub menu and local craft beer options.

Wings Etc. Knoxville will open in compliance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all customers and staff.

Wings Etc. Knoxville is located at 319 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922. For more information visit

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, 22 signature sauces, fresh- never-frozen gourmet burgers, smoked ribs, sandwiches, subs, wraps, salads, kids meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to the best 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 kid-friendly, arcade-quality video games, 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” for three consecutive years and has also been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” for five years. 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 multiunit 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 Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama and Florida.

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