January 19, 2017 // Franchising.com
Native Grill & Wings, an award-winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for its 20+ wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, heated things up in 2016 with new menu innovations and continued national expansion.
Here is a snapshot of Native’s successful year:
- Continued Growth: Native Grill & Wings opened five new restaurants in 2016, including the concept’s first locations in South Dakota, Montana and Idaho.
- New Menu Launch: Native Grill & Wings introduced several new specialty items to the menu, such as breakfast inspired pizzas, burgers, and specialty drinks. The menu also featured two Limited Time Offers as conceptualized by the winners of Native’s inaugural “Final Cut” competition.
- Technological Advancements: Native Grill & Wings implemented multiple technologies to increase efficiency and service inside the restaurant. Some of these included an advanced POS system to create a more communicative flow to and from the kitchen, as well as an easier system for franchisees to monitor and manage inventory. Native also introduced online ordering across its 31 locations nationwide and teamed up with a third-party delivery system to offer convenience hyper-locally.
“I am thrilled with the successful year we had, and am excited to continue our growth in new markets across the nation,” said Native Grill & Wings CEO Dan Chaon. “With Native’s dynamic and diverse team, we plan on taking the full-service restaurant industry by storm. We incorporated many new innovations in 2016 that will put us at the forefront of the industry.”
Looking ahead to 2017, Native Grill & Wings plans to open seven restaurants, targeting prospects in Kansas, Idaho, and Oklahoma. Native is also hoping to expand its delivery services to all locations. Native will also continue to collaborate with partners for promotional campaigns in an effort to emphasize community engagement.