Wings Etc. Kicks Off Lenten Season with a Meatless “Food Fight”

Wings Etc. Grill & Pub will observe Lent 2022 with popular meatless menu items, highlighted in a “Food Fight” that invites guests 21 and older to vote on their favorites—and have a chance to win a weekly drawing for a Wings Etc. $100 Gift Card (no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, see site for details).

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 2, 2022)—During the 2022 Lenten season, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub’s 78 locations will promote the first-ever “Food Fight: Lent Edition. In an extension of the chain’s popular “Food Fight” format, where popularity of featured items is decided via guest-driven online voting, the Lent version highlights meatless menu options that are in demand during the season.

Now through April 14, 2022, the Meatless Beyond® Burger faces off with Wings Etc.’s Crispy Fish Tacos. In a bonus round, guests can choose which lighter beer option pairs best with their Lenten meal—”Old School” Busch Light or “New School” Bud Light Next. Guests ages 21 and older can vote at Voting also provides an option to register for a chance to win $100 Wings Etc. Gift Cards in weekly drawings.

Wings Etc.’s Beyond Burger is growing as part of a larger, national meatless trend, and is especially popular during Lent. Wings Etc.’s Crispy Fish Tacos feature beer-battered fish in flour tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, and a signature lime crema sauce.

In the “Old School” vs. “New School” beer fight, Busch Light takes on newcomer Bud Light Next. Reigning champion Busch Light is brewed longer to create a lighter body and fewer calories while always delivering that classic taste, while Bud Light Next is brewed for “what’s next”—offering light beer and seltzer drinkers a crisp, refreshing carb-free alternative.

Eligible voters can join the pool of qualified entrants, one of which is chosen at random for the $100 Gift Card. A winner will be selected weekly, from March 2, 2022, through April 14, 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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