Wings Etc. Pataskala to serve up ‘Good Food, Great Times’ beginning March 29

Wings Etc. Pataskala will open on March 29, 2022, and will mark the 79th location for the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub brand

PATASKALA, Ohio (March 28, 2022)—On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, locals John and Melissa Hector will introduce the Pataskala community to their very own Wings Etc. Grill & Pub, which promises to bring “Good Food, Great Times” to the greater Columbus area. The Hectors have been working since 2019 to bring the popular Indiana-based sports-themed restaurant to their area and are excited to be a part of Pataskala’s continued growth.

“Wings Etc. will be a great addition to Pataskala,” said John Hector. “This is a very blue-collar, tight-knit area with a hometown feel that has been experiencing a lot of growth, and we wanted to be a part of that.”

The Hectors are first-time restaurant owners, but John has spent much of his life in various parts of the food industry. The pair were looking for a new opportunity where they could make a positive impact in their community.

“We want to do what we can to give back to the Pataskala community,” said John, who noted that one of his many goals in being a restaurant owner-operator is to hire young people and give them a chance to build a career at Wings Etc. “This is not our restaurant; this is Pataskala’s restaurant.”

Wings Etc., known for its award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, offers a casual dining experience with extensive menu offerings such as wings, gourmet burgers, wraps, salads, appetizers, and a kid’s menu. The Pataskala location features dozens of large HDTV’s—perfectly positioned for multiple-game viewing—and a large outside dining area.

Pataskala’s Wings Etc. will mark the 79th location for the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub brand.

“We are very excited to introduce Wings Etc. to Pataskala. Our focus is on creating an excellent experience for our guests and making sure they leave happy,” said John. “We’re here for Pataskala, we’re family-owned, and we’re really looking forward to opening day.”

Wings Etc. Pataskala will celebrate its grand opening on Tuesday, March 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Pataskala Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant is located at 7200 Hazelton-Etna Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio, and will open Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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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