Wings Etc. set to open on Jasper’s north sideApril 17, 2017
By ALLEN LAMAN
JASPER — A new grill and pub destination is slated to open in Jasper just in time for summer.
Wings Etc. will operate at 3683 N. Newton St. and feature a menu stuffed with fresh-never-frozen burgers, hardwood smoked ribs and rib tips, made-to-order sub sandwiches, beer, and of course, jumbo bone-in and boneless wings.
Franchise owner Kevin Chance of Avon said the sports bar has a target opening date of Tuesday, May 23, but that could change depending on how construction progresses.
Chance will be moving to Jasper next week.
“When I started investigating opportunities, I fell in love with the Wings concept,” said Chance, who previously held jobs as a store manager at Walgreens and as a mechanic with United Airlines. “Their business model is just awesome. After reviewing a lot of sites, Jasper just stuck out.”
Chance has also worked off and on throughout his life at his family’s restaurant, Scamper In, which was located in Milan, Illinois.
“Since I grew up in the restaurant business, I’d seen it from that side, and (I knew) that I’d end up here eventually owning my own place,” he said.
The new Wings Etc. location will be Chance’s first franchise.
He added that the total number of jobs offered at the establishment is dependent on the number of customers Wings services, but noted the restaurant will hire about 75 people out of the gate.
He knows about the other wings joint on the south side of town — Buffalo Wings & Rings — and is a fan of their food. He just wants his franchise to be a good addition to the area.
“They’ve got a great operation over there,” Chance said of Buffalo Wings & Rings. “Their food is great. We just hope to offer Jasper another option with great service.”
The roughly 4,500-square-foot space that Wings Etc. will inhabit in the Germantown Shopping Center on Jasper’s north side was formerly home to Siebert’s Shoes.
Chance said the pub and grill will feature 32 televisions with sports on all the time and a great selection of beer.
Check out the new restaurant’s menu and deals online at wingsetc.com.
The restaurant chain includes 40 franchises in seven states with the bulk of the stores located in Indiana.
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