Frequently Asked Questions

What is my Initial Investment?

  • We recommend that you have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $400,000. 
  • The initial franchise fee is $25,000. 
  • The average overall investment including working capital is $314,985.

How do I Finance the Opportunity?

  • We will put you in contact with approved Wing Zone lenders.
  • Most lenders require 20-30% down.

What are the Ongoing Fees?

  • We collect a 2% advertising fee.
  • Ongoing royalties of 5%.
  • We require that you spend an additional 3.5% in local advertising.

Where Should I Locate My Wing Zone Restaurant?

  • We will work directly with you and your commercial realtor to help select a location to maximize your success:
    • Near medical centers and offices
    • Near a college campus or military base
    • Dense multi-family residential
    • Close to schools, entertainment, and recreational areas
  • 1200 – 1500 square-foot space with outdoor seating. 

How Long Will It Take To Open?

It typically takes 8 months after signing your Franchise Agreement — often less if you have a location already identified.

What Support Do You Offer?

  • Our Real Estate and Site Selection team will help you find the best location for your restaurant.
  • Our Construction and Design Model delivers a ready-to-implement build-out plan.
  • Receive full training at Wing Zone University to set the foundation for long-term success.
  • Wing Zone’s Network Forum gives you access to fellow operators as a best-practices resource.
  • Wing Zone Annual Conference lets you learn from fellow franchisees and industry experts.
  • Ongoing research and development offers menu innovation while enhancing profitability.
  • Lean on our experienced Franchise Business Coaches to ensure your success.
  • Wing Zone’s comprehensive marketing program combines digital and community marketing.

How Do You Support my Opening?

  • We are onsite for training and mock rushes prior to opening day.
  • Our marketing program begins the minute you sign your franchise agreement, builds toward your Grand Opening, and continues through your ownership term.
  • We will get you started with our national, integrated marketing program that includes digital, social, direct mail, and point of sale – as well as reputation management for social media reviews.