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Get Started with Our Chicken Wing Franchise

Are you ready to take the first step towards owning a chicken wing franchise location? If you've explored our website and feel like we would be a great fit for one another, we invite you to take a look at the steps to ownership below. We've broken them down into ten steps, starting with your initial inquiry and ending with your opening day. These steps were carefully designed to make sure that we cover every detail necessary to ensure a smooth, seamless process.
  • Step 1 Inquiry

    You’ve got a love for chicken wings, you’re looking to start your own business, and you feel like you’d be a great fit for Wing Zone. Great! That’s exactly what we want to hear. After you’ve taken some time to explore our website, learn about our company, and assess the financial requirements, it’s time to get in touch with our franchise development team. Visit our Get Started page and fill out the form. We’ll get in touch with you soon to discuss your interest.

  • Step 2 “Getting to know you” Phone Call

    Chemistry matters, so making sure you are a good fit for our company – and we are a good fit for you – is the primary intention of this initial phone discussion. Our team will gauge your interest in our chicken wings franchise, learn about your expectations, and answer any questions you may have. Some areas we will focus on including your timeline of how quickly you want to move, your financial situation, and what is driving you to open up a Wing Zone restaurant.

  • Step 3 Validation/Due Diligence call

    After the “Getting to Know You” phone call, we’ll give you some time to review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Our next phone call will dive deeper into your interest and answer any new questions you may have. We’ll also discuss financial ability, available territories, and more.

  • Step 4 Financial Qualification

    If you require financing, we’ll review with you the available options and can refer you to one of our financial partners.


    We will schedule a conference call with you and, using our analytics and your desired territory, we’ll identify the best search areas to begin site selection. If you haven’t yet done so, check out our Available Territories page to learn more about the areas that are currently open.

  • Step 6 MEET THE TEAM

    Held either remotely or in-person, this event will introduce you to some of our leadership team and people from various departments. This will be a great chance for you to get answers to questions you may have about the daily responsibilities, training, marketing, and more.


    Today’s the day you will execute the development agreement! You will also schedule a real estate planning meeting and pay any fees.


    It’s time to watch your new Wing Zone restaurant come to life! Throughout every stage of the process, you’ll work alongside our real estate and construction departments. This includes finding the location, negotiating the lease, construction, and getting set up for your opening.

  • Step 9 Training

    We want to make sure you can hit the ground running on day one, so we’ll provide in-depth training to ensure you’re fully prepared. Our three-phase program includes both corporate and local restaurant training. We’ll also provide training at your restaurant before, during, and after your opening to ensure that you and your team are ready to deliver exceptional service right from the start.

  • Step 10 OPEN A Wing Zone!

    Now that you’ve done the heavy lifting to get approved, find your location, and get your Wing Zone built, let’s start making money! We’ll be there during your opening to help work out any issues that arise and answer any questions you or your team may have. We’ll also celebrate the start of your exciting journey with Wing Zone!

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Our Awards
  • 2019 Fast Casual Top 100 Mover & Shaker
  • Buffalo Wing Festival
  • Top Places to work 2022
  • Franchise innovation award 2021
  • Top places to work 2021
  • Top 100 Movers & Shakers 2023
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