April 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a casual-dining franchise known for its fresh, jumbo wings and more than 35 signature sauces and rubs, announced today its strong franchise growth over the past two quarters.
Hurricane Grill & Wings closed out 2014 with six new restaurant openings in the 4th quarter, and forecasts 15 new locations in 2015. To date, the concept has opened three new restaurants in Florida and one in Alabama. The restaurant franchise added several Development Agreements and existing multi-unit restaurant operators to its pipeline with franchise agreements in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa, as well as continued growth throughout the South.
“This is a very exciting time of rapid growth for Hurricane Grill & Wings,” said Kevin Kruse, chief development officer at Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Not only are our existing franchise partners expanding to operate additional locations, but seasoned multi-unit operators of other brands are recognizing Hurricane Grill & Wings strong unit economics and unique positioning in the industry.”
Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisees benefit from a flexible real estate platform, as well as the brand’s unrivaled corporate support from site selection, build-out, operations, marketing and training for both the franchisee and their employees.
Recognizing the brand’s strong growth, Entrepreneur named Hurricane Grill & Wings in its 2015 Franchise 500 list, which features the fastest-growing franchised companies. Additionally, Franchise Times has recognized the concept in its 2015 Fast and Serious List, making them one of the top 40 smartest-growing brands in the franchise industry. Restaurant Business also named Hurricane Grill & Wings as a Future 50 concept, ranking them as one of the fastest-growing small chains in the United States.