Native Grill & Wings Signs Private Investment Deal

New ownership group takes majority control of the company lead by CEO
Dan Chaon

CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Native
Grill & Wings
, an award winning Arizona-based restaurant chain
known for its 20 wing flavors that guests can order by the individual
wing, has announced its new majority ownership after a private
investment deal was signed, leading the way for increased national
expansion.

The deal was led by current Native Grill & Wings CEO Dan Chaon, together
with Brad Williams, one of the largest Freddy’s Frozen Custards and
Steakburgers franchisees in the nation and a small group of various real
estate and franchise experts. The group will operate under the name
Wingtime LLC.

“This is a major step for Native Grill & Wings becoming the next
national powerhouse when it comes to full-service restaurants and
chicken wings,” said Chaon. “We have already expanded into several
states outside of Arizona and the momentum raised from this deal will
open additional doors throughout the country.”

Williams, who formerly practiced law, secured the rights to 60 Freddy’s
Frozen Custards and Steakburgers four years ago and has been involved in
numerous other business and real estate transactions. “As soon as I had
my first experience at Native Grill & Wings, I knew the family-oriented
business was something I was interested in,” said Williams.

The original family members will remain owners of a small legacy
percentage in the company.

Native Grill & Wings (or, “Native,” as the regulars called it) focuses
on food and being family-friendly unlike competitors such as Hooters,
Twin Peaks and Buffalo Wild Wings. The polished sports grill proudly
offers 20 wing flavors – from Strawberry Hot to Ancho Chile Lime, Asian
Garlic to Honey Chipotle – that guests can order by the individual wing,
as well as an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.
Most of the sauces and rubs can be used to customize other menu items.

The restaurants are divided into a bar and restaurant, with
approximately 30-40 flat screen TVs throughout, offering sports coverage
for families and serious fans, and a customer base spanning all
generations – baby boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials.

About Native Grill & Wings

Based in Chandler, Arizona, Native Grill & Wings is a family-friendly,
polished sports grill with 32 restaurants throughout Arizona, Colorado
and Texas. Native, as the brand’s legion of fans call it, serves 20
award-winning wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing,
as well as an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.
Today, combined with a strong leadership team and a growing group of
franchisees, Native Grill & Wings is gaining national recognition as one
of the fastest-growing concepts in the more than $202 billion
full-service restaurant industry. For more information, visit http://nativegrillandwings.com/.

Contacts

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