May 23, 2018 //

Wing Serving restaurant brand to expand in community

CHANDLER, AZ – Native Grill & Wings, an award winning Arizona-based restaurant chain known for its 20 wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, is continuing its growth in the local Peoria area.

The newest location will be located in 25315 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy. The addition will be one of the eight locations owned by father-daughter business duo, Greg Weltsch and Sharon Spickler. With experience in management, franchising and a love for Native – this dynamic duo is capitalizing on the opportunity to become a major part of the restaurant franchise.

“I grew up eating at Native New Yorker in high school and college,” said Sharon Spickler who will be the sole owner of the Lake Pleasant location. “I’ve always liked the concept, and to be a part of growing the brand is exciting.”

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

“My father and I saw potential to grow with the brand, and it’s been fun to see how far we’ve come since starting. Now we’re preparing to open our eighth location – I don’t see us slowing down any time soon,” said Spickler.

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.

“Native is consistently growing in Arizona, and it’s incredible to see what the Weltsch and Spickler organization has accomplished,” said CEO Dan Chaon. “We’re incredibly pleased with the acclaim we’ve received over the past few years, and are excited to see the same following and recognition in with their new location.”

About Native Grill & Wings

Based in Chandler, Arizona, Native Grill & Wings is a family-friendly, polished sports grill with over 30 restaurants throughout Arizona, Idaho, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Dakota and Texas. Native, as the brand’s legion of fans call it, serves over 20 award-winning wing flavors that guests can order by the individual wing, as well as an extensive menu of pizza, 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 $200 billion full-service restaurant industry. For more information, visit