‘Order Well in Advance of the Big Game,’ is the Advice of Experienced Chicken Wing Purveyors

Wings Etc. encourages wing fans to order early to ensure they have the wings they need for game day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2022)—In 2021, Americans ate a record-breaking 1.42 billion chicken wings for the Super Bowl. As chicken wings continue to be a staple of game watching, the National Chicken Council predicts another astronomical year of wing eating, and Wings Etc. is reminding guests to get their orders in early to avoid party fouls.

Historically, Super Bowl—this year on Feb. 13—is a busy day for the chicken industry, which is why Wings Etc. CEO Rob Hensmann encourages wing fans to order early to ensure their orders are met.

“Football season is always a busy time for us, and chicken, above all foods, continues to be a key part of many people’s Super Bowl plans,” said Hensmann. “We encourage people to order now, which is really a way of reserving a ‘carry-out spot,’ on our list of food orders on the day of the game. There’s a finite number of orders that can be prepared and ordering now means you’ll likely be in that number.”

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, carry-out orders and comfort food have continued to see rising interest, which contributed significantly to the increase in chicken wing sales during Super Bowl.

In its annual report released Feb. 2, The National Chicken Council expected to see 1.42 billion wings consumed again this year during the big matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.

“There will be no wing shortage,” said National Chicken Council spokesperson Tom Super in a press release. “Like almost anything else you buy right now, wings might be a little more expensive, but they’ll be stocked. I just wouldn’t wait until kickoff to be in line or order online.”

Due to high demand during Super Bowl, Wings Etc. encourages guests to get their orders in early, since spots are limited on Feb. 13. Visit wingsetc.com/locations to find your location and reserve your spot.

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