March 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its fresh, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced today the signing of a new development in Western Maryland.
Father and son team, Steve and Chris Girard have many years of experience in the service industry as they are already multi-unit franchisees of various food concepts in the region. The duo is already fast at work on their first Hurricane Grill & Wings location seeking real estate in Hagerstown, MD. When the Girards made the decision to open another franchise concept, they researched a number of restaurants and ultimately selected Hurricane Grill & Wings for its unparalled franchisee support system and fresh, innovative and flavorful product.
Hurricane Grill & Wings has a restaurant in Elkton, MD, and another under construction in Laurel under different ownership with a projected open date in April.
“The Hurricane Grill & Wings brand is on the move, and we are proud that Steve and Chris Girard want to be a part of this exciting time for the brand,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Hurricane Grill & Wings is growing rapidly, and the Western Maryland market is an area that we’ve long targeted for franchised growth.”
“With our vast experience in the franchise industry as multi-unit franchisees for other restaurant concepts, we knew that Hurricane Grill & Wings would be the best brand to add to our portfolio for their superior product and core values,” said Chris Girard, franchisee of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We look forward to inviting the Hagerstown community to Live with Flavor® at Hurricane Grill & Wings.”
Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisees benefit from a strong return on investment, as well as the brand’s unrivaled corporate support with real estate and site selection, build-out, operations, marketing and training for both the franchisee and their employees.