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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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East Coast Wings + Grill scores in the top 200 franchises of 2018 by Entrepreneur!

In the franchising world, food still reigns supreme. Almost a quarter of the 1,023 companies that applied for this year’s Franchise 500 were food-based franchises, and half of the companies that ranked in the top 10 were quick-service restaurants. Some of the oldest and largest franchises in the world are food-based, and new ones arrive […]

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Keeping it Hot without Compromising Flavor

Keeping it Hot without Compromising Flavor All too often, spicing up a dish usually means toning down its flavor. This presents a unique challenge for restaurants specializing in piquant foods. More often than not, these restaurants take the easy way out and make concessions with their flavor in favor of heat intensity. Guests unwilling to […]

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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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Wing Restaurants are Hot: Why Americans Can’t Get Enough Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a hot commodity. Americans ate more than 1.35 billion wings – that’s enough to circle the earth three times ‑ during the last Super Bowl weekend. For wing-lovers, the food’s huge popularity means more opportunities to indulge and more flavors to try. For wing-makers, it means big business. Americans’ chicken wing obsession […]

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Food Newsfeed: ECW+G and the Wing War

In a rapidly growing and changing restaurant space, Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings + Grill, thrives on having a methodical plan and the desire to “grow smart.  You have to have vision when you have a 10-year run; with the current look, the current deliverable, can it take you the next 10 years?”. […]

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Cision: East Coast Wings + Grill Plans Tennessee Expansion

With locations already in Johnson City, Memphis, and Kingsport, East Coast Wings + Grill is planning an expansion further into Tennessee. The fast-growing franchise plans to bring seven new locations to Tennessee and over 350 jobs. Read more below:–grill-heats-things-up-with-tennessee-expansion-300595164.html

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WBTV: How Spicy Could You Go?

Our friends at WBTV in Charlotte tried our famous HBBQ flavor in the eight different heat indexes, including the insanity heat level. How spicy could you go?

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NRN: 2017 Menu Trends

Thorn and Kruse compare 2017 food trend predictions with actual trends that they noticed over the year and saw that, in line with their predictions, usage of naan bread became more widespread across menus. One example is that East Coast Wings + Grill offers naan bread with the ECW+G Triple Dip.   Read more:

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