Wings Etc. Marion officially opens its doors

Fast-Growing Grill & Pub, Wings Etc., celebrated its opening day in Marion, Ind. Feb. 18.

MARION, Ind., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 — Tuesday marked a big day for Marion as the long-awaited Wings Etc. opened their doors for business.

The hype began early in the morning, as Rob Hensmann, the CEO of Wings Etc., was interviewed on WBAT’s early morning show by hosts Tim George and Ed Breen.

The Wings Etc. team and distinguished visitors from the Grant-Marion local government participate in the official ribbon cutting ceremony in Marion, Ind. on Feb. 18.

Guests began filing in the door at 11 a.m. however, there were a few distinguished visitors who arrived early to participate in the restaurant’s official ribbon cutting ceremony.

These distinguished guests included various members of the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Marion’s mayor, Jess Alumbaugh.  

As a sports fan, Mayor Alumbaugh is looking forward to having a fun, family-friendly venue that will provide employment opportunities and amenities that can improve the quality of life for Marion and the surrounding areas.

“The hardest part of having Wings Etc. come here is being quiet,” said Alumbaugh. “We appreciate Rob and the Wings Etc. team for investing in Marion.”

Wings Etc. Marion is located at 1508 S Western Ave, Marion, IN 46953. For more information visit

(Pictured from left to right) Dan Brekke, Jim Weaver, Ryan Flickinger, Mayor Jess Alumbaugh, Rob Hensmann, and Eric Stuczynski, pose for a photo in front of Wings Etc. on Feb. 18 in Marion, Ind.

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