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Initial investment
$421K - $751K
Units as of 2023
59 Decrease 24% over 3 years

Company Overview

Matt Friedman and Adam Scott founded Wing Zone when they were still undergraduates at the University of Florida in 1991. Running their business out of a fraternity house kitchen and delivering the wings to customers on campus, they sold out every night during their first week of business. In 1999 they began franchising, opening locations throughout the United States.

About Wing Zone

Industry Food
Related Categories Chicken
Founded 1991
Parent Company WZ Franchise LLC
Leadership David Bloom, Chief Development Officer
Corporate Address 6056 S. Durango, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1998 (26 years)
# of employees at HQ 58
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 59 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Wing Zone 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 Information Circle
$30,000 - $40,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$420,800 - $751,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$150,000 - $200,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%-7%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
3.5%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Wing Zone has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, 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 80 hours
Classroom Training 120 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 12
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022