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Franchise: Winger's Grill & Bar

Initial Investment
HIGH: $997,000
Change in Units

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 2-3 weeks at opening

Additional Training: At company restaurant

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 35

About Winger's Grill & Bar

Eric Slaymaker founded the first Winger’s Diner in 1993 out of a 1940s Pullman train car in Salt Lake City. Featuring Buffalo-style chicken wings, the restaurant was popular with many, including NBA basketball players who were in town to play the Utah Jazz. The Winger’s concept is now franchised across the United States through Winger’s Franchising Inc.

Parent company The Slaymaker Group, founded by Slaymaker, has more than 20 years of management experience and operates Tony Roma’s and T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants in addition to Winger’s.



Franchising Since

1997 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

404 E. 4500 South, #A12 Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Eric Slaymaker

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$426,000 - $997,000

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Winger's Grill & Bar has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, equipment, inventory

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Updated: October 5th, 2012

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