East Coast Wings + Grill Launches System-Wide School Supply Drive

8/6/17

In preparation for back-to-school season, East Coast Wings + Grill will be launching a series of initiatives throughout August to help source local schools and prepare children nationwide for the upcoming school year.

Through August 20, all East Coast Wings + Grill locations nationwide will be hosting a school supply drive. Community members are encouraged to visit their nearest location and bring in school supplies such as backpacks, rulers, notepads, pens, binders, etc. to donate. All guests who contribute to the drive will be graciously thanked and awarded with a free basket of East Coast Wings + Grill's homemade chips to begin their dining experience. Toward the end of the month, each East Coast Wings + Grill location will gather up all donations and bring them to a local school in need.

In addition to the school supply drive, the East Coast Wings + Grill team will be sponsoring five local classrooms in Bartlett and Johnson City, Tenn.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Orlando, Fla. and Philadelphia. Each teacher will receive $1,000 to spend on supplies and all pupils will receive a backpack fully equipped with school supply essentials for the upcoming year.

"Our children are our future, and a proper education is instrumental to their development and well-being," stated Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings + Grill. "With back to school season approaching, launching this program is our way to give back to kids nationwide and help them arrive on the first day of school with the supplies necessary to succeed."

East Coast Wings + Grill will also be spicing up its kids eat free Wednesday night tradition by giving away fun school-themed prizes such as a draw string backpacks, highlighters, pencil pouches, and more.

Known for its wide variety of buffalo wings, East Coast Wings + Grill offers nationally award-winning wing sauces that are mixed to order with the freshest ingredients. Inspired by different cultures—The Islands, Tex Mex, Classic American, Asian, Southern BBQ, European, Bayou and more—at East Coast Wings + Grill, community members can enjoy dozens of flavors of chicken wings and choose from nine heat intensities, resulting in hundreds of possible combinations that can be added to most entrees and of course, wings. While wings remain a staple, the restaurant's six-page menu includes burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

For more information on East Coast Wings + Grill or to find the nearest location, visit www.eastcoastwings.com. To follow the restaurant's back-to-school charity initiatives and engage on social media, utilize and search for #WingItForward.

About East Coast Wings + Grill

East Coast Wings + Grill is a casual family dining franchise that puts the spotlight on buffalo wings. Based in North Carolina, the concept caters to chicken wing lovers by offering dozens of varying flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities – resulting in hundreds of delicious choices. The extensive menu also includes salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and more all using fresh ingredients. With more than 60 locations nationwide currently operating or in various stages of development, the burgeoning franchise has been recognized by numerous industry accolades including Restaurant Business magazine's "Future 50" list of the fastest-growing U.S. mid-size restaurant chains, Inc.com's INC. 5,000 personally held corporations, Franchise Times magazine's Top 200+, as well as being noted a top franchise investment by Entrepreneur magazine. The concept has also been recognized by The Franchise Grade and Franchise Business Review for transparency during the franchise sales process, franchisee support, and overall franchisee satisfaction. For more information about East Coast Wings + Grill or its franchise opportunities, visit www.eastcoastwings.com or www.eastcoastwingsfranchise.com.

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