Native Grill & Wings, an award-winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for its 20 wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, is ready to grow after a successful 2015 and under a new investment deal.
An investment deal 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, plans to open 25 new locations per year of the Arizona-based restaurant chain moving forward. 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,” Chaon says. “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.”
This year 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.
The sports grill 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 around 30-40 flat screen TVs throughout, offering sports coverage for families and serious fans, and a customer base spanning all generations.