New Fast & Casual Restaurant Concept, Hurricane BTW, Confirms 49 Locations in Development for Next 42 Months; Prototype Restaurant to Open in Skokie, IL

March 15, 2017

March, 13, 2017 – West Palm Beach, FL – (RestaurantNews.com). Hurricane BTW, a new fast and casual restaurant concept developed by the national Hurricane Grill & Wings brand, announced today plans to open 49 BTW locations in the next 42 months. The first Hurricane BTW prototype location will open in Skokie, IL in late April and 8-10 more will follow by the end of the year. The brand’s lab store opened in April of 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where it still resides.

Hurricane BTW offers fast and casual service, high design aesthetic in-store, high-quality food and drinks, all at a competitive price point. Menu offerings include: burgers, tacos, chicken wings, chicken tenders, salads, ice cream shakes, beer (draft, bottle, and local craft), and more.

Brooksy Smith, Chief Brand Officer for Hurricane AMT (Hurricane Grill & Wings, Hurricane BTW and Hurricane Dockside) as well as President of Hurricane BTW, is charged with leading the growth and expansion of BTW. “Fast-casual is the way we will serve our food at Hurricane BTW, but with a broader menu and better value for our customers,” Smith said.

“While the restaurant industry, specifically fast-casual, is down as of late, we have seen two trends: single entrée menus have driven brands (i.e. burgers, pizza, wings), and there is an overall drive for higher quality and higher average tickets,” added Smith. “At BTW, we are focusing on the three most popular single entrée items other than pizza and including them on our menu, and we are pricing our average ticket at $10. We feel that now is the right time for a broad menu with a value proposition in a casual market. And that’s why we are confident BTW will excel.”

The Hurricane BTW prototype will feature improved food, service and design elements from the restaurant’s lab location. Features include:

  • Approximately 2,000 square feet
  • Sophisticated and high-design esthetic in-store with inexpensive yet durable finishes
  • New and improved burger, taco, chicken wing and tender recipes
  • Ice Cream Shakes with mix-ins
  • Expanded sauce bar
  • Pepsi Spire® digital fountain
  • The Crowler: 32 oz sealable can meant for draft beer (in those locations where permitted)

“We’ve learned that our guests expect high quality food at a fair price,” Smith added. “And they want to be able customize everything to their individual needs. We’ve made that possible with every item on the Hurricane BTW menu, from the sauces to the soft drink machine to the ice cream shakes.”

Hurricane BTW is in the process of seeking out experience franchise owners. The estimated expenditures to build a BTW are $225k – $464k. For more information, call 561-932-1075 or visit www.hurricaneBTW.com. Follow Hurricane BTW on Facebook www.facebook.com/hurricanebtw.

For Franchising Opportunities, visit our website at http://www.hurricanefranchising.com.

About Hurricane BTW

Hurricane BTW is a fast and casual restaurant concept offering burgers, tacos, wings and more. The concept falls under the highly successful Hurricane Grill & Wings brand, and features the franchise’s best-selling menu items with a fast casual service model and a fun, energetic restaurant design. The first Hurricane BTW location opened in April 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale; the prototype location will open in Skokie, IL in April 2017; 49 locations are in development to open in the next 42 months. Learn more at www.hurricanebtw.com.

About Hurricane Grill & Wings®

With more than 70 restaurants open or under construction in 15 states and 4 European countries that include Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh 1/2 pound burgers. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, with additional restaurants planned both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.hurricanewings.com.

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HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS SIGNS TWO NEW MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS IN VIRIGINA AND FLORIDA

May 24, 2016

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Nationwide Expansion

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 24, 2016) – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its fresh, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced today the signing of two new development agreements in Virginia and Florida.

Deepak Shrestha signed a three-store agreement to bring the first Hurricane Grill & Wing to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Shrestha selected Hurricane Grill & Wings to compliment his current multi-franchise restaurant holdings, IHOP and Dairy Queen. When Shrestha made the decision to open another franchise concept, he was impressed with the brand’s focus on providing high quality food and service to its guests as well as the opportunity to bring Hurricane’s unique flavor to Northern Virginia.

Current Vero Beach franchisee, Nadja Ricci, signed a four-store development deal to expand the brand in Indian River and Brevard counties. Vero Beach’s Hurricane Grill & Wings location has been tremendously successful in its market, and is known throughout the region for its extensive craft beer selection in addition to award-winning wings, burgers, seafood and salads.

In addition to the new development agreements, Hurricane Grill & Wings continues to expand with two current multi-unit franchisees opening locations in Newburgh and Patchogue, NY, as well as the opening of Jacksonville’s Bartram Park location to the current franchisee of the Baymeadows’ location.

“The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand continues to grow, and we are proud that Deepak Shrestah wants to be a part of this exciting time for the brand, and bring our first location to Virginia,” said Kevin Kruse, chief development officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We are also thrilled that Nadja Ricci is expanding and will continue her success in Indian River and Brevard counties.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisees benefit from the brand’s broad customer appeal and 21 year history, as well as its unrivaled corporate support with real estate and site selection, build-out, operations, marketing, and training for both the franchisee and their employees.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485, or visit our website at http://www.hurricanefranchising.com. Press contact: Joely.Pique@hurricaneamt.com

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With over 80 restaurants open or under construction in 15 states and 5 European countries that include Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic ‘N Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound burgers. The concept offers an expansive bar featuring delicious tropical cocktails along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fl., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, as well as an international restaurant in Italy. There are additional restaurants planned both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.hurricanewings.com.

 


HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS SIGNS TWO NEW MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS

May 18, 2016

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Nationwide Expansion

 West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 24, 2016) – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its fresh, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced today the signing of two new development agreements in Virginia and Florida.

Deepak Shrestha signed a three-store agreement to bring the first Hurricane Grill & Wing to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Shrestha selected Hurricane Grill & Wings to compliment his current multi-franchise restaurant holdings, IHOP and Dairy Queen. When Shrestha made the decision to open another franchise concept, he was impressed with the brand’s focus on providing high quality food and service to its guests as well as the opportunity to bring Hurricane’s unique flavor to Northern Virginia.

Current Vero Beach franchisee, Nadja Ricci, signed a four-store development deal to expand the brand in Indian River and Brevard counties. Vero Beach’s Hurricane Grill & Wings location has been tremendously successful in its market, and is known throughout the region for its extensive craft beer selection in addition to award-winning wings, burgers, seafood and salads.

In addition to the new development agreements, Hurricane Grill & Wings continues to expand with two current multi-unit franchisees opening locations in Newburgh and Patchogue, NY, as well as the opening of Jacksonville’s Bartram Park location to the current franchisee of the Baymeadows’ location.

“The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand continues to grow, and we are proud that Deepak Shrestah wants to be a part of this exciting time for the brand, and bring our first location to Virginia,” said Kevin Kruse, chief development officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We are also thrilled that Nadja Ricci is expanding and will continue her success in Indian River and Brevard counties.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisees benefit from the brand’s broad customer appeal and 21 year history, as well as its unrivaled corporate support with real estate and site selection, build-out, operations, marketing, and training for both the franchisee and their employees.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485, or visit our website at http://www.hurricanefranchising.com. Media contact: Joely.Pique@hurricaneamt.com.

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With over 80 restaurants open or under construction in 15 states and 5 European countries that include Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic ‘N Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound burgers. The concept offers an expansive bar featuring delicious tropical cocktails along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fl., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, as well as an international restaurant in Italy. There are additional restaurants planned both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.hurricanewings.com.

 


Dining Notes: Hurricane Grill and Wings comes to Bartram Park

March 16, 2016

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By Nancy White

Hurricane Grill and Wings opens its newest location on Monday in the Bartram Village Shopping Center, 12547 Bartram Park Blvd. at Old St. Augustine Road.

The chain is known for its fresh, jumbo chicken wings that can be customized with 35-plus flavors — from traditional Buffalo to signature flavors like Maple Pepper and Chipotle Raspberry BBQ.

Also on the menu are burgers, tacos, seafood and salads. A full bar features 24 beers on tap, including local craft brews from Ancient City Brewing, Aardwolf Brewing Co., Bold City Brewery, Intuition Ale Works and Veterans United Craft Brewery.

The new location has a large outdoor patio with lounge seating around a fire table and a 6-foot water wall. Happy hour is 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and kids eat free all day every Tuesday with adult entree purchase.

Hours are 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday.

 


Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens New Restaurant in Newburgh

March 2, 2016

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Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Launches 10th New York Location

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens New Restaurant in NewburghWest Palm Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-themed full service restaurant franchise, is continuing its expansion in the state of New York with a location in the city of Newburgh. The family-friendly restaurant welcomes Orange County residents and visitors alike to Live with Flavor® where they can choose from a variety of sizzling wings, crisp salads and a wide assortment of delicious entrees.

The opening marks the third location for franchisees Angelo and Anthony Balbo, whose first restaurant launched in Poughkeepsie, NY three years ago. The Balbo family has been involved in restaurant operations for several decades prior to joining the Hurricane Grill & Wingsbrand.

Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for its more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, fresh jumbo wings. Flavors range from traditional Buffalo sauces to an array of unique options that include Raspberry Ice, Hot Teriyaki and Honey Garlic and can range in heat intensity from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route. Additionally, guests can customize their own burgers using the new Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and delicious flavors. The location will also offer entrees such as seafood, salads and sandwiches which can be paired with sides like Crispy Sweet Potato StrawsGarlic ’N Parm Broccoli and Jumbo Onion Rings.

Hurricane Grill & Wings latest Newburgh location features an indoor dining area that seats over 200 people and an outdoor patio that seats up to 60 people. Guests will also be able to choose from over 28 beers on tap and a variety of locally crafted beers brewed by Ithaca Brewing Co., Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Coney Island Brewing Co. and more.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Newburgh offers multiple opportunities for its guests looking for a tasty deal including Margarita Mondays, Kids Eat Free Tuesdays and All-You-can Eat Boneless Wing Wednesdays. The location opened its doors to the public on February 29.

“Newburgh is the perfect place for a Hurricane Grill & Wings because of its beautiful creek-side view that pairs seamlessly with the brand’s laid-back, beach-themed atmosphere,” said franchisee Anthony Balbo. “We look forward to bring Newburgh residents and visitors alike an escape from their day-to-day lives with a little taste of the Caribbean.”

“The opening of Hurricane Grill & Wings’ 10th New York location epitomizes our dedication to bringing locals a Flavor Vacation through our expansive menu options,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Our fresh, flavorful cuisine and laid-back, tropical atmosphere is sure to give guests a tropical paradise.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located on Route 17K, at 829 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550 and is open daily Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, please call (845) 562-8200 or visit www.hurricanewings.com. Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneWings.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485


Hurricane Grill & Wings Welcomes William Richardson As Chief Operating Officer

February 29, 2016

Rapidly Expanding Restaurant Franchise Appoints New Chief Operating Officer To Propel Brand’s Success

February 24, 2016 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings, a beach-themed full service restaurant franchise, announced today that William “Bill” Richardson will be joining the executive team as Chief Operating Officer. With more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Richardson will oversee daily operations of all Hurricane Grill & Wings locations.

Prior to joining Hurricane Grill & Wings, Richardson served as Vice President of Company Operations at McAlister’s Deli, where he significantly improved operations, profits and sales results in struggling units, propelling a 18% sales growth for each store in 2014. He also served as Vice President of Operations for TGI Friday’s Northeastern region where he was responsible for the growth and profitability of 75 locations. Other leadership roles he has held include Vice President of Operations at Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy and Regional Vice President of Operations at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  William joins Hurricane Grill & Wings at an exciting time, having recently opened its first international location in Italy, and has plans to open an additional 15 units this year.  As the concept’s new Chief Operating Officer, Richardson will oversee the continued expansion of the brand as well as ensure its continued operational excellence by maintaining its superior product and service.

“William’s experience paired with his strategic thinking and proven track record make him the right person to execute Hurricane Grill & Wings operational goals and priorities,” said John Metz, chairman and CEO of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We know that with his natural leadership and vast knowledge of the full-service restaurant industry, he will help drive the Hurricane Grill & Wings brand to the next level.”

“It is a great honor to join the Hurricane Grill & Wings executive team at such a pivotal time of growth and achievement,” said William Richardson, chief operating officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “With a powerful business model, exceptional management team and incredible growth opportunity, Hurricane Grill & Wings was the ideal fit, and I look forward to helping the brand reach its full potential.”

For additional information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, please visit www.hurricanewings.com.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485.


Americans to Eat 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016

wings-300x219Washington, D.C. – Yes, that is 1.3 billion, with a “b.”   With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there’s no hotter time of year for chicken wings, America’s new favorite party food.

According to the National Chicken Council’s 2016 Wing Report released today, 1.3 billion wings will be eaten next weekend leading up to and during Super Bowl 50, as fans watch the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos battle for the Lombardi Trophy.  That figure is up 3%, or 37.5 million wings, from last year’s big game.

It comes as no surprise that chicken wings have become a staple on Super Bowl menus as Americans’ demand for them continues to soar.  Wings recently flew to the top of the rankings of The Today Show’s “Super Bowl Snack Bracket,” handing a snack smack-down to nachos, guacamole, salsa, chili and other popular menu items.

Because you’ve never really thought about that many wings…

  • 1.3 billion chicken wings is enough for every man, woman and child in the United States to have four wings each.
  • If 1.3 billion wings were laid end to end, they would stretch from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver almost 53 times.
  • That is enough wings to put more than 600 on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums (Not including London, of course).
  • Weighing in at about 162.5 million pounds, 1.3 billion wings weigh 6,325 times more than the combined weights of the Panthers and Broncos entire 52-man rosters.
  • If one of the three Power Ball winners spent his/her entire lump sum on chicken wings (which we think they should), they could buy about 123 million lbs of wings, or only 76% of the 1.3 billion wings eaten Super Bowl weekend.
  • 3 billion wings would stretch 10,468 times from the deepest part of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean to the surface.

“Any way you measure it, that’s a lot of freaking wings,” noted Tom Super, senior vice president of communications at the National Chicken Council.

National Chicken Council predicts Panthers’ victory

Overall, during the 2016 NFL playoffs, in cities where chicken wings sold higher than their opponent, the city with higher wing sales won 7 of the 10 playoff games, and 4 of the 5 past Super Bowl games.  If the same holds true for Super Bowl 50, the Panthers will roll over the Broncos – selling wings at nearly a 3 to 1 pace.

According to market research firm IRI Freshlook, in Charlotte (Panthers), $1,400 of chicken wings are sold for every million dollars of grocery sales.  That compares to Denver (Broncos) who sells only $480 dollars per million dollars of grocery sales.  (Essentially for every million dollars that goes through the register at grocery, how much of that is chicken wings.)

“It would be nice to see Peyton Manning go out with a victory lap like Elway, but the numbers don’t lie,” Super said.  “Dick’s Sporting Goods made their predictions based on jersey sales, and although they nailed the Wild Card round, they have the Patriots taking home the Lombardi trophy.  So if history holds true, hopefully wing sales will prove to be a better ‘scientific method’ of predicting the winner. Follow the chicken.”

Where will Americans get their wings?  

The National Chicken Council estimates that of the wings eaten during the Super Bowl, 75 percent will come from food service outlets and 25 percent from retail grocery stores.  According to CHD Expert’s foodservice database, Easy2FIND, over 300 new Chicken Wing restaurants opened in 2015, including more than 30 in December 2015.

According to CHD, the top five chicken wing chains in the United States in terms of number of units and market share are Wingstop (44%), Pizza Hut’s WingStreet (25%), Hurricane Grill & Wings (6%), Wow Café & Wingery (4%), and Wing Zone (4%). As for Buffalo Wild Wings, their 1,100+ full service restaurants with full bar, are classified as a Bar & Grill, however be assured there are plenty of wings on the menu.

Chicken wings sold at grocery stores and supermarkets skew towards households with three people or more, younger Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and females 35-54, according to IRI FreshLook Household Panel Data.  “Each one of these categories presents an attractive target for retailers,” Super noted.

 Wing-onomics 

The average price (wholesale, not retail) of whole wings is currently about $1.78/lb, down from around $2.oo/lb at the same time last year, according to the Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service.

Wing prices traditionally go up in the fourth quarter of the year as restaurants and supermarkets stock up for the Super Bowl, and prices usually peak in January during the run-up to the big game.

“A chicken only has two wings; therefore, the supply of wings is limited by the total number of chickens produced,” Super pointed out.

“Chicken production last year was up around four percent, and USDA is predicting another two-plus percent increase in 2016.  So an increase in supply, coupled with exports being down, means there are more wings on the market trying to find a home; and hence, at a lower price.”

Buffalo Chicken Wing History

Deep-fried chicken wings have long been a staple of Southern cooking.  But the concept of cooking wings in peppery hot sauce was born in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, when co-owner Teressa Bellissimo cooked leftover wings in hot sauce as a late-night snack for her son and his friends.  The guys liked them so much that the Bellissimos put them on the menu the next day.  Served with celery slices and bleu cheese sauce, “Buffalo Wings” were an instant hit.

chicken-wing-historyDick Winger, who sold hot sauce to the bar, went on the road with Dominic Bellissimo, the owners’ son, to promote the item and sell hot sauce, and the item gradually caught on with restaurant operators around the country.  The concept hit the big time in 1990, when McDonald’s began selling Mighty Wings at some of its restaurants.  KFC rolled out Hot Wings a year later, and Domino’s Pizza introduced its own wings in 1994.  They’ve remained hot ever since.  McDonald’s was back in the wing business in 2013, and its Mighty Wings were featured nationwide at most restaurants through the first quarter of 2014.

Chicken Wings and Football – A Love Story

The rise of the chicken wing and its correlation to American football all had to do with timing.

Cooking the whole bird was trendy in the sixties and seventies, but in the eighties U.S. consumers started preferring boneless-skinless breast meat, and wings became an inexpensive byproduct for chicken producers.  Restaurants and bars realized they could charge low prices for the relatively inexpensive  protein, and due to the spicy/salty nature of the sauce, they discovered that beer sales would go through the roof when customers ate wings.

At the same time, sports bars with multiple TVs and satellite dishes were becoming more and more common in America thanks to rapidly developing technology; and the most popular sporting event to watch with friends in bars is football.  Wings were easily shareable and affordable, a great “group food” to eat with other people, and are the perfect pairing with a pitcher of beer.   And so the pigskin-chicken wing bond was born.


Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First International Location in Milan

February 2, 2016

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Tropical-Themed Restaurant Expands Franchise to Italy

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First International Location in MilanWest Palm Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-themed full-service restaurant franchise, announced the opening of its first international location in the suburbs of Milan on January 29. The family-friendly restaurant invites Milan locals and visitors alike to Live with Flavor® where they can choose from a variety of sizzling wings, fresh salads and a variety of delicious entrees.

This is the first Hurricane Grill & Wings’ location for the concept’s European partner, Hurricanum, S.A. The group has experience operating numerous successful concepts across the continent, and will be opening an additional 24 Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurants over the next six years in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland.

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, fresh jumbo wings will now surprise and delight Italians with new tastes. With sauce and rub options ranging from traditional Buffalo to an array of unique options that include: Maple PepperAncho Chili Lime and Raspberry with heat intensity that ranges from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route, there is something to satisfy any palate.  Additionally, guests can customize their own burgers using the Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and sauces.

“We are proud to make Hurricane Grill & Wings’ first international footprint in Italy,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We are positive that Italians will love our fresh and flavorful beach-themed menu, and are honored to have Hurricanum S.A. as our partner.”

“There is a need for premium American concepts in Europe,” said franchisee Carlo Balestreri. We decided to partner with Hurricane Grill & Wings because they set a new standard in the way that people eat their wings, and we look forward to bringing the concept and its more than 35 flavors to Milan.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings will be located at Via Busto Fagnano 36, Olgiate Olona, 21057, (VA), Italy. For more information, please call (561) 932-1075 or visit www.hurricanewings.com.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485.


Hurricane Grill & Wings Experiences Record Development Year Including First Opening In California

January 8, 2016

Beach-Themed Unique Concept Forecasts Even More Growth for 2016

SAVE Franchising LogoJanuary 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-themed full service restaurant franchise, announced today that it concluded 2015 with 12 new locations and a record 10 new multi-unit development agreements for an additional 50 restaurants, including its first international deal in Europe. The family-friendly brand continued its national expansion by introducing new restaurants in Louisiana and Oklahoma and closed the year with the opening of its first restaurant in California in the city of Antioch.

Hurricane Grill & Wings expects to open 12 – 15 new restaurants this year, including its first international location in Milan, Italy during the first quarter. Furthermore, the brand now franchises two models: a 4,000 square foot and a 2,000 square foot restaurant in addition to a new fast casual concept, Hurricane BTW that will be launching under the Hurricane Grill & Wings umbrella.

“2015 was a year of incredible growth for Hurricane Grill & Wings with 12 new openings and a record breaking number of multi-unit development agreements,” said Kevin Kruse, chief development officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We have attracted experienced restaurant operators to become franchisees of our unique, proven and growing brand and plan to continue expanding worldwide in 2016.”

The chain’s easygoing, fun atmosphere paired with its expansive menu of items cooked fresh to order and award-winning, fresh jumbo wings has made Hurricane Grill & Wings a popular spot with diners for more than 20 years. Currently, the franchise has more than 80 restaurants open or under construction in 15 states and plans for 5 European countries.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485.


Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First California Restaurant

January 7, 2016

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West Palm Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a beach-themed full service restaurant franchise, continues its national expansion with the opening of its first California location in the city of Antioch. The family-friendly restaurant welcomes San Francisco Bay residents and visitors alike to Live with Flavor® where they can choose from a variety of sizzling wings, crisp salads and a wide array of delicious entrees.

Prior to opening their Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant, twin brothers David and Jack Nguyen have been multi-unit operators for various restaurant franchise concepts throughout Northern California. The duo has signed a development agreement to open additional locations across the region.

Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for its more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, fresh jumbo wings. Flavors range from traditional Buffalo sauces to an array of unique options that include Ancho Chile Lime, Teriyaki and Raspberry Ice and can range in heat intensity from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route. Additionally, guests can customize their own burgers using the new Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and delicious flavors. The location will also offer entrees such as seafood, salads and sandwiches which can be paired with sides like Crispy Sweet Potato StrawsGarlic ’N Parm Broccoli and Jumbo Onion Rings.

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ new Antioch location features an indoor dining area that accommodates up to 200 guests to enjoy its variety of mouthwatering entrees and fresh wings. Guests can also choose from a unique selection of local Northern California crafted beers.

“Opening our first location in California marks a huge milestone in our nationwide expansion,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “David and Jack have many years of experience in the restaurant franchise business, and we are certain that with their expertise our first California location will be extremely successful.”

“After purchasing a plot of land in Antioch, Jack and I wanted to add another restaurant brand to our portfolio that had not yet entered California when a friend of ours introduced us to Hurricane Grill & Wings,” said franchisee David Nguyen. “It is an honor to bring Hurricane Grill & Wings to the state, and we look forward to bringing the brand’s relaxing, beach atmosphere and flavorful food to East Bay locals.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 4827 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, 94531 and is open daily Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. For more information, please call (925) 754-1841 or to visit www.hurricanewings.com. Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HurricaneWings.

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse at (609) 731 – 2485


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