January 25, 2016 // Franchising.com // CHANDLER, AZ – Native Grill & Wings, an award winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for its 20 wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, has propelled itself to be name in the full-service restaurant industry after a successful 2015 and under a new investment deal.
The deal was led by current Native Grill & Wings CEO Dan Chaon, together with Brad Williams, one of the largest Freddy’s Frozen Custards and Steakburgers franchisees in the nation and a small group of various real estate and franchise experts. The group will operate under the name Wingtime LLC.
“2015 was obviously a massive year for Native. Not only did we increase our footprint and expand into an additional state, we set forth the leadership guidance and capital to expand by 25 locations per year moving forward,” said Chaon. “We have major plans for 2016 which include returning to the East Coast and into other states where consumers have never been able to experience Native Grill & Wings.”
2016 will also see changes and enhancements to Native’s menu, adding newly created desserts and drinks in February and for customer experience, plans are on to help Americans cheer on some of the biggest sporting events including the Super Bowl and the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
Native Grill & Wings (or, “Native,” as the regulars called it) focuses on food and being family-friendly unlike competitors such as Hooters, Twin Peaks and Buffalo Wild Wings. The polished sports grill proudly offers 20 wing flavors – from Strawberry Hot to Ancho Chile Lime, Asian Garlic to Honey Chipotle – that guests can order by the individual wing, as well as an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Most of the sauces and rubs can be used to customize other menu items.
The restaurants are divided into a bar and restaurant, with approximately 30-40 flat screen TVs throughout, offering sports coverage for families and serious fans, and a customer base spanning all generations – baby boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials.