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Millennials’ Next Frontier: Franchising
Members of the largest living generation have been called apathetic, lazy, and narcissistic. But as they come into their own, they’re proving to be a tantalizing franchise target.
Going into business with family or friends can offer unparalleled benefits, but operators must first have a solid business plan.
Seafood gives operators a versatile protein that has a sustainable, healthful halo.
Start to Finish: Matt Friedman and Adam Scott
Matt Friedman and Adam Scott, the founders of Wing Zone, talk about the aggressive approach they take to a business they started in their frat house.
The Price Is Right
New technologies and changing consumer tastes could lead to more agile pricing strategies—if operators are willing to experiment.
One of the world’s favorite ingredients, chocolate is finding its way into innovative new menu platforms in the limited-service industry.
Making the Dean’s List
Brands adjust operations, hours to thrive on college campuses.
Think Global, Eat Local
Regional flavors anchor quick-serve menus abroad.
The Transformational Franchisee
Businessman Michael Dillon believes one simple idea can shape and improve an entire brand.
The New Face of R&D
Brands look to fans, social media to develop new products and flavors.
Wing Zone Pushes Little-Known National Bacon Day
Often called “the gateway meat” for vegetarians, bacon has a certain allure that has earned it hundreds of menu applications and crazy iterations (thi...
Finding Flavors, Bracket Style
Crowdsourcing flavors and launching new items based on a popular vote might seem a tricky venture, but in some cases the reward is worth the risk.
Wing Zone Gets Creative to Soften Blow of Climbing Costs
Skyrocketing demand has caused chicken-wing prices to rise 60 percent within the last few months, forcing brands like Wing Zone to get creative in kee...
Pizza and Wings Galore: Brands Prep for Super Bowl
Four million pizzas. More than 1.2 billion wings. A whopping 325.5 million gallons of beer.
Wing Zone Wants Women to Take a Skinny Dipper
With many diners across the country still trying to make good on their New Year’s resolutions to stick to a healthier diet, Wing Zone is trying to cas...
Wing Zone Moves from Delivery to Drive Thru
Stepping away from the foundation of your business may be dangerous, but that’s just what Wing Zone did with the opening of its brand new flagship res...
Extreme Makeover: Wing Zone Edition
Wing Zone has completed a comprehensive brand make-over of its franchise operation with a total focus on flavor. Design Coup Inc.
After 18 Months of Work, Wing Zone Open in Panama
For 18 months, executives at Atlanta-based Wing Zone laid groundwork for the brand’s launch into international expansion.
Wing Zone Takes Flight in Raleigh
Wing Zone is expanding to North Carolina with the grand opening of a Wing Zone in Raleigh.
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