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Initial investment
$421K - $751K
Units as of 2022
71 15% 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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
58
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
71 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
6056 S. Durango, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89113

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
$30,000 - $40,000
Initial Investment
$420,800 - $751,000
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000 - $200,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6-7%
Ad Royalty Fee
3.5%
Term of Agreement
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
National Media
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
12
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021