East Coast Wings + Grill announced today it has signed a deal for a new restaurant in Albemarle to open third quarter of this year. The new location will be the brand's 32nd in the state planned for operations in 2018, with at least 58 more corporate-owned and franchised restaurants planned in the Southeast for the next five years.
The new Albemarle location will be led by entrepreneurial team Terry Kimrey and Jeff Sepesi, who intend to open a future second location in nearby Asheboro. The Winston-Salem based Casual dining franchise has a dominant presence throughout the state, with locations throughout Suburban Charlotte, Triad Area and Eastern North Carolina markets.
"Our brand has a track record of success throughout North Carolina, proven through measureable benchmarks and KPIs which have complemented our growth," said Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings + Grill. "As trusted local community leaders, Terry and Jeff will represent our restaurant brand enthusiastically and effectively in Albemarle."
East Coast Wings + Grill locations are individually owned and operated by restauranteurs striving to produce profits backed by a lucrative, corporate business model. Driven by Unit Level Economics, East Coast Wings + Grill customizes its growth strategies dependent on its specific market. The company collects market-specific data to anticipate local demands and understand its regional consumer.
"We are confident that the Albemarle and surrounding communities will embrace the new restaurant as other consumers have around the state," Kimrey said. "Between the quality and variety of the expanded menu items from wings to burgers to flatbreads to mac + cheese skillets combined with the superb training and tools provided by the East Coast Wings + Grill corporate support team, we are well positioned to succeed."
Known for its wide variety of buffalo wings, East Coast Wings + Grill offers nationally award-winning wing sauces that are mixed to order with the freshest ingredients. Inspired by different cultures—The Islands, Tex Mex, Classic American, Asian, Southern BBQ, European, Bayou and more—at East Coast Wings + Grill, community members can enjoy dozens of flavors of chicken wings and choose from eight heat intensities, resulting in hundreds of possible combinations that can be added to most entrees and of course, wings.
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