Wings and Rings

Sports restaurants and bars
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Franchise 500 2023
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Initial investment
$1.5M - $2M
Units as of 2023
87 Increase 7.4% over 3 years

Wings and Rings, formerly Buffalo Wings and Rings, was founded in 1984, and is a sports-inspired restaurant. With more than 80 locations, they have grown their name among the sports restaurant experience, attracting hundreds of people at each location in the U.S. and internationally. Wings and Rings is dedicated to providing flavorful food day or night. 

As you run your franchise, you may interact with food-loving sports enthusiasts. The perfect candidate for a Wings and Rings franchisee most likely has a knowledge of the local market, multi-unit restaurant experience, and a passion for getting involved in their local community.

Why You May Want to Start a Wings and Rings Franchise

Wings and Rings have carved a niche for themselves in the market, bringing delicious food to sports fans. They offer a wide variety of beverages, starters, and meals, including their famous buffalo wings, onion rings, and so much more. With their carefully thought-out and diverse menu, they may attract various clientele.

The brand also offers VIP service in a club-level sports restaurant and bar environment. The friendly staff creates a lively atmosphere for families and friends to get together, enjoy a game, and taste delicious food. If you love the idea of offering delicious food in a fun environment, then a Wings and Rings franchise is probably a good option.

What Might Make a Wings and Rings Franchise a Good Choice?

Opening a Wings and Rings franchise may offer you the opportunity to build a business in the multi-billion-dollar food industry. Each franchise location reports their numbers at the end of each quarter. Oftentimes, their numbers may go up. As a potential Wings and Rings franchisee, you join a network of specialty restaurants committed to providing quality food. Wings and Rings is committed to helping each franchisee achieve growth in the food industry with their unending support, including a winning marketing strategy. 

To be part of the Wings and Rings team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How To Open a Wings and Rings Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Wings and Rings franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

To start a Wings and Rings franchise, you will first need to submit an inquiry form. 

After you have completed the official application, you may get the chance to meet the Wings and Rings team and they will answer any questions you may still have. Once you've signed on board, a Wings and Rings franchise representative will help you move forward with opening your new Wings and Rings business!

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Company Overview

About Wings and Rings

Industry Food
Related Categories Sports Bars/Pubs, Chicken, Miscellaneous Full-Service Restaurants
Founded 1984
Leadership Nader Masadeh, CEO
Corporate Address 396 Wards Corner Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1988 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ 35
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units 87 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Wings and Rings 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
$0 - $40,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$1,482,700 - $1,999,700
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Royalty Fee Information Circle
to 5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
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 Wings and Rings 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 173+ hours
Classroom Training 13 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 40
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022