Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About Our Sports Bar Franchise

Deciding to open your own sports bar franchise is a pretty big deal. There are a thousand questions, and we’ve heard and answered most of them over the past couple of decades. We’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, but we are always happy to answer with more detail. If you don’t find what you need here, click to reach out to our Director of Franchise Development, George. He knows almost everything.


Why should I choose a Wings Etc. franchise?

Wings Etc. is a solid business system with successful franchisees. Our operational training, buying power, field support, and marketing provide a distinct advantage over less-defined sports bar concepts or “cookie-cutter” national restaurants.

What is your Franchise fee and how much will I pay in royalties?

Our franchise fee is $39,500. Our royalty percentage is 5%. Both are very competitive within the full-service restaurant industry and provide the necessary resources to ensure excellent pre-opening support, grand opening support, and ongoing operational and business support.

What training does Wings Etc. offer to a new franchisee?

Wings Etc. operates 25 company-owned stores and has real-world, day-to-day operational and business experience driving sales for our concept. This level of investment and commitment has resulted in a franchise training program that is built upon continually improving best practices, excellent documentation, extensive daily, weekly, and monthly forms, and deep industry experience in national chain restaurants among our trainers. Our training program includes up to six weeks of comprehensive, hands-on training for you and your management staff.

Can you help me with selecting a site for my Wings Etc. restaurant?

Certainly. We offer considerable support in helping you find just the right location. As most people know, location and its variables (sq. ft. cost, utilities, traffic counts, etc.) can make or break a business venture. We have extensive site selection experience—including for our own company locations—and we are committed to being part of your site selection process.

How long will it take for me to open my doors?

There are several factors that could influence opening (availability of suitable sites, timetable for local permits, bank financing, etc.). However, the process from initial inquiry to grand opening can be as little as six months!

What are the requirements for selecting a site for my Wings Etc.?

As in most cases with real estate, rule number one is, “location, location, location.” It is, without a doubt, the single most influential factor in determining long term business success. For a Wings Etc. location, the potential site should offer suitable population demographics, good visibility, good ingress and egress, high daily traffic counts, proximity to commercial and residential populations, and affordable buildout costs.

What types of franchises do you grant?

We offer both single unit and multiunit franchise options. Whether you prefer to build out an entire market or build your own small local pub, Wings Etc. has a franchise package to fit your needs.

How is Wings Etc. food compared to other “bar food”?

Since 1994, our wings have been voted “Best Wings” in the greater South Bend area. Our attention to food quality in our wings, as well as our burgers, wraps, subs, quesadillas, salads, and appetizers, has provided our sports bar franchisees a distinct advantage compared to typical bar businesses that serve marginal-quality “pub grub.”

Still have questions? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Our Franchisees Are
Talkin' About Us

 - Manish & Amanda Malhotra
“Operational support has been phenomenal. Everyone at support staff helps you like they own the business, and if they don’t have an immediate answer they will find the right person who can help. Wings Etc. startup and operating costs are economical ...”
Manish & Amanda Malhotra, Wings Etc. of Princeton, Madisonville, Newburgh, Henderson, Evansville, & Jasper - Franchisees Since 2015
“Our guests love the food, love the staff, and love watching the game with an ice cold beverage! We have guests that come in 7 days a week because they love it so much! My favorite guest comment is: ‘Where did all these people go before they started ...”
Jeremy Bayles, Wings Etc. of Niles - Franchisee Since 2007
 - Missy Huck
“Amazing group of people! They treat you like family! Great teachers and supporters! We built the first Wings Etc. in Ohio, so many guests were first timers to this franchise. They LOVE the wings and everything else on the menu! Every week we hear ...”
Missy Huck, Wings Etc. of Marietta & Caldwell - Franchisee Since 2015
 - Michelle and Joe Hobbs
“Being in business for ourselves was (and is) a scary prospect. Once we met with Wings Etc. we knew we would be much better off with them than trying to go it alone. The cost saving alone through negotiated food purchasing is worth the royalties, we ...”
Michelle and Joe Hobbs, Wings Etc. of Jackson, Cape Girardeau, & Dexter - Franchisees Since 2013
 - Darla & Dave Landon
“What a wonderful experience it has been to be the owner of a Wings Etc. franchise. I will have to say, when we started this venture of opening our Wings Etc. pub, I was very hesitant. Neither my husband nor I had any knowledge of the restaurant ...”
Darla & Dave Landon, Wings Etc. of Benton Harbor - Franchisees Since 2006
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