Wings are big business in America. This popular appetizer and snack has taken the franchise world by storm, offering a variety of flavors to entice consumers, as well as the option of bone-in or boneless wings. What’s more, wings have moved beyond an appetizer and have turned into a main entrée item for many consumers, as well as a popular menu item for events and get-togethers. If you are intrigued by the potential offered in this type of restaurant franchise, then a wings franchise could be a great fit for your entrepreneurial skills.
As of February 2018, there were more than 3,100 chicken wing restaurants in the U.S.
SOURCE: CHD Experts
A projected 1.35 billion wings were eaten in 2018 during Super Bowl weekend, up 1.5% from 2017.
SOURCE: National Chicken Council
64% of chicken wings served in restaurants in 2017 were bone-in.
SOURCE: NPD Group
At $881 million, chicken wings were the 3rd highest grossing cut in the fresh meat chicken category
SOURCE: Nielsen FreshFacts
National Chicken Council
From fast casual restaurants the focus on chicken wings, to sports bars that offer wings, as well as other menu items and drinks, there are a range of opportunities in the wing franchise category. If you are interested in owning your own wing franchise, it’s important to do your due diligence and determine which kind of wings establishment works best for you and your community to ensure you a solid return on your investment.
A wings franchise offers a great alternative to other bar/pub food options. What’s more the ability to adapt and customize flavors, from the traditional buffalo wings to more exotic choices like Asian- or Caribbean-inspired, make a wings franchise extremely versatile to suit the needs and tastes of a range of consumers. Like burgers or pizza, wings have become a beloved menu item in the eyes of Americans, one that is ripe with opportunity for the right person interested in owning their own business.
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