- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$1.2M - $2.3M
- Units as of 2023
22 4% over 3 years
Judy and Floyd Anderson moved to Arizona in 1978 with one purpose in mind. They wanted to share New York-style pizza with the Southwest. However, the Arizona populace was happy with what they had. The couple struggled until Judy had the idea to sell buffalo-style chicken wings. The couple rebranded their restaurant as Native Grill & Wings and soon became one of Arizona's favorite place for wings.
The company started franchising Native Grill & Wings in 1993. Since beginning to franchise, Native Grill & Wings has expanded to several locations throughout the United States.
Why You May Want To Start a Native Grill & Wings Franchise
A Native Grill & Wings franchisee may have better luck during the application process if they fit the franchise's culture. Franchisees generally need to be driven to be innovative and involved. They should demonstrate leadership, time management, and customer service skills.
Franchisees most likely need to be involved in the company's day-to-day operation, as absentee ownership is not allowed. Previous experience in managing a restaurant or multi-unit ownership is usually preferred.
Native Grill & Wings recognizes that franchisees have good ideas to benefit the company. For that reason, Native Grill & Wings typically allows franchisees to have a voice in the operation of their franchise. Franchisees can experiment with menu items and procedures within certain bounds.
What Might Make a Native Grill & Wings Franchise a Good Choice?
Native Grill & Wings believes it has put extensive work into systems that allow franchisees to work remotely. This does not necessarily mean that franchisees can be absentee owners/operators. Native Grill & Wings expects franchisees to be a part of daily operations in some respect.
Native Grill and Wings has also put a lot of work into curbside pick-up, carryout, and delivery options in addition to dine-in.
To be part of the Native Grill & Wings team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How to Open a Native Grill & Wings Franchise
Before signing any agreements, Native Grill & Wings franchisees should research possible franchise locations, make a list of employees they will need to hire, make sure there is not too much competition in the area, gather information about target customers, and write down any questions they have for the management team. This is all a part of your due diligence for the Native Grill & Wings franchising process.
Franchisees awarded a Native Grill & Wings franchise will likely receive extensive training. The company will also help train staff before opening day and for a short time after opening.
Franchisees will also receive support with marketing in areas of promotions, public relations, advertising, and marketing at local stores. After opening, Native Grill & Wings franchisees can access operational procedures, training tools, and scheduled visits from a personal franchise business consultant.
About Native Grill & Wings
|Related Categories||Sports Bars/Pubs, Miscellaneous Full-Service Restaurants, Chicken|
|Parent Company||FAT Brands Inc.|
|Leadership||Taylor Wiederhorn, Chief Development Officer|
9720 Wilshire Blvd., #500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
|Social||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Franchising Since||1993 (30 years)|
|# of employees at HQ||315|
This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.
|# of Units||22 (as of 2023)|
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Native Grill & Wings franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
|$1,210,000 - $2,328,750|
Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
Term of Agreement
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
|Is franchise term renewable?||Yes|
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|In-House Financing||Native Grill & Wings offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, accounts receivable, payroll|
|Third Party Financing||Native Grill & Wings has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll|
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
|On-The-Job Training||191 hours|
|Classroom Training||27 hours|
Meetings & Conventions
Security & Safety Procedures
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?||No|
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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