Wings Etc. Raises $6,700 for Children at Beacon

Volleyball tournament, in-store giving, event sponsorship raises $6,700 for Beacon Children’s Hospital

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 — Wings Etc. Grill & Pub, an Indiana-based sports bar chain, raised $6,700 for Beacon Children’s Hospital as part of its 2019 Four Winds Invitational Fundraiser.

Wings Etc. joined a growing number of community organizations helping Beacon Children’s Hospital raise money for special projects. Proceeds from the 2019 effort will purchase life-changing pediatric eye-imaging systems.

The Wings Etc. fundraising effort for Beacon Children’s Hospital started on May 18, with a donation-based volleyball tournament held at Wings Beach Club, the beach volleyball venue at Wings Etc. pub in Osceloa, Indiana. During the month of June, several other Wings Etc. locations in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan held in-store “Hope and Help” fundraisers, which invited Wings Etc. guests to donate to Beacon Children’s Hospital during their restaurant visits. Wings Etc. also sponsored the “Kid’s Zone” area at the Four Winds Invitational on June 9, during the live fundraising event.

“We work hard to provide our guests with a great sports bar experience,” said Ryan Flickinger, Vice President of Operations for Wings Etc. Operating Company, “but our responsibility doesn’t end there. We are committed to giving back to the communities in which our guests, our staff members and their families live. The work at Beacon Children’s Hospital and its impact saving and improving lives is important to us, and we are honored and privileged to be part of the effort,” said Flickinger.

The check presentation took place August 20, 2019 at the Beacon Children’s Hospital atrium in South Bend, Indiana. “The donations of time and money from our guests and team members is greatly appreciated” says Flickinger, “and we believe we can do even more in 2020.”

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 four consecutive 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.

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