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07.03.2018
Why It’s Beneficial for Your Franchisor to Have Skin in the Game

East Coast Wings + Grill is planning to expand corporate-owned as well as franchisee-owned restaurants in the future. What this means for franchisees is the brand has experience operating the restaurants it is selling to franchisees. It also has the capital and resources to provide support for franchisees if the brand is operating multiple company-owned […]

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06.26.2018
Hands-On Approach to Multi-Unit Operations Propels Franchisee to the Top

J.D. Penland decided to go into business when thousands of other business owners were getting out – during The Great Recession. He graduated from college a year earlier, and had a steady job in insurance. There were enough factors to convince most people to forego the risks of entrepreneurship. But, J.D. and his brother Jeff […]

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06.18.2018
A Restaurant Franchise Driven by Unit-Level Economics

Everybody in franchising says it’s all about franchisee profitability – but not many brands live up to those words. For restaurant franchise concepts, strong unit-level economics is the most fundamental way to help ensure your brand succeeds. We’ve invested in a philosophy that’s driven by EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which […]

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06.11.2018
The Secret Sauce to East Coast Wings + Grill’s Success: CEO’s Focus on Quality and Unit-Level Economics

East Coast Wings + Grill founder and CEO Sam Ballas is a man of many talents. Before becoming CEO of the successful concept, he worked in everything from investment banking to estate planning, with various careers in real estate. Although he worked for many years in these different verticals, he’s also spent his entire life […]

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06.05.2018
How Did A Vacuum Salesman Become a Top Performing East Coast Wings + Grill Franchisee?

Mike Burkhart spent 10 years as a vacuum cleaner salesman in North Carolina, where he went door-to-door and worked off referrals. As the economic landscape began to slump before the 2008 recession, Mike questioned his commission-based job and started to think about a new line of work. “I thought if I could work in a […]

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05.29.2018
Out of Room to Grow Your Multi-Unit Portfolio? Think Again

When it comes to restaurant franchise investments, expansion is at the forefront of many owners’ minds. Franchising is, in many ways, a business model built for multi-unit ownership. You identify a concept that aligns with your investment objectives, values and passions – and you work with the brand to develop new markets and grow. But […]

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05.16.2018
Data-Driven Site Selection Focuses on the Most Profitable Locations for East Coast Wings + Grill

We are passionate about helping our franchisees succeed for a simple, symbiotic reason: If their first East Coast Wings + Grill restaurant succeeds, they will be more likely to open more. Their success means greater profitability for them and greater brand presence and awareness for all of us. Among the many efforts we make to […]

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05.09.2018
How Our Best-In-Class Net Promoter Score Encourages Franchisee Growth

Every franchisor wants to see each franchisee succeed, but set this vague objective without having a clear strategy to make it reality. Supplementing each franchise owner’s passion and hard work, East Coast Wings + Grill takes a data-driven approach to each franchisee’s success and growth. Specifically, two of the attributes we keep a close eye […]

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05.02.2018
Why We Skipped Our Annual Conference to Focus on Franchisee Performance

The reason we skipped holding the East Coast Wings + Grill conference, which would have featured presentations, guest speakers and camaraderie, is simple: We are passionate about seeing our franchisees succeed. In lieu of the conference in 2017, we chose to focus on improving the way each franchisee operates his or her restaurant to make […]

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