Photo: left, Mark Lyso, right, Sam Ballas A real estate investor who also dealt in securities, Sam Ballas has transformed a financially strapped local restaurant — albeit one with a marketable signature item — into one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed casual dining franchises. East Coast Wings & Grill is growing – 38 are […]
In their first year of business, entrepreneurial couple Mike and Leah Morrell were awarded ‘Best Restaurant’ by the Central Virginia Business Coalition: a local organization focused on supporting locally-owned businesses. To determine the award winners, a panel of judges from different business sectors and counties in the region evaluated community nominations and subsequent questionnaires from […]
Mike and Leah Morrell own an East Coast Wings and Grill franchise in Lynchburg, VA that they bought in 2018. They sat down with Franchise Business Review to tell us more about their franchising experience. To read the full article click here.
East Coast Wings + Grill experienced robust growth in 2018 as existing franchisees upgraded their restaurant design and purchased additional territories. In addition, the rising full-service restaurant franchise – known for its wing flavor combinations and family-friendly menu – continues to attract interest from new franchisees ready to invest in the re-engineered, redesigned ECW+G’s long-term […]