Knoxville Wings Etc. to host fundraiser for Diamonds All-Stars

10 percent of eligible dine-in food and nonalcoholic drink sales for those presenting a flyer at Knoxville Wings Etc. on Aug. 24 will benefit youth cheerleading group Diamonds All-Stars

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2021)—On Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Wings Etc. Knoxville location will hold a Dine to Donate fundraiser for youth cheerleading group Diamonds All-Stars. Ten percent of eligible dine-in food and nonalcoholic drink sales will benefit the group. 

According to franchise owners Dwayne and Tami O’Dell, hosting Dine to Donate fundraisers, which their location does often, is a great way for their store to give back to any organization in need.

“We offer Dine to Donate fundraisers to most not-for-profit organizations that are interested,” said Tami O’Dell. “We especially love when we can give back to the youth in our community, so we do these Dine to Donates anytime we have an opening for one.”

For the O’Dells, hosting fundraisers is part of a larger mission to be involved in and connect with the Knoxville community, which is vital to the values of Wings Etc.

“We strive to build relationships with our guests; we want to get to know them,” Tami O’Dell said. “Almost every night we host an event, whether it be trivia, karaoke, or live entertainment. We want to make it a fun place to come and eat. It’s a wonderful feeling when people come in, and you know them by name, and they know yours.”

To help the O’Dells and their team raise money for Diamonds All-Stars on Aug. 24, guests must present a Dine to Donate flyer to their server or bartender and let them know they are there to participate in the fundraiser. Flyers can be picked up at the Knoxville Wings Etc. located at 319 Lovell Road in Knoxville. 

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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