Wings Etc.’s New Limited-Time, Kicked-Up Mac ‘N’ Cheese Entrées Offer the “Satisfying Warmth” Winter Pub Patrons Crave

Two flavor-forward options, Buffalo Mac and Cajun Mac, debut November 21 in all Wings Etc. locations

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— It’s about to get cold and dark in the states where 80-unit sports bar franchise Wings Etc. Grill & Pub operates, and its latest Limited-Time Offering is seen as the perfect counterpoint.

Beginning November 21, 2023, the company is debuting two flavor-forward Mac ‘N’ Cheese entrées that reflect the brand’s 30-year history of “bringing heat” to its menu offerings. Buffalo Mac features an updated, creamier, cheesier Mac ’N’ Cheese recipe, topped with crispy diced chicken tossed in a choice of one of four heat levels of signature Buffalo sauce, and finished with shredded Monterey Jack. The second LTO option, Cajun Mac, tops the updated Mac ’N’ Cheese with grilled, marinated chicken breast, sautéed tri-color peppers, the company’s signature Cajun spice, and a generous finish of shredded Monterey Jack.

“Mac and Cheese is one of the most satisfying of the comfort foods and it’s perfect for the chillier days ahead,” said Wings Etc. CEO Rob Hensmann. “We’ve not only raised our game with a creamier, cheesier Mac and Cheese, we’ve also paired it with big flavor favorites our guests love: Buffalo and Cajun. These two recipes were met with great enthusiasm in our test locations, and we’re delighted to bring them to all of our guests for the next few months.”

Wings Etc.’s new Buffalo and Cajun Mac ‘N’ Cheese entrées are now available at all locations for dine-in or carryout. Guests can find their nearest Wings Etc. or order online at

About the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub Franchise Opportunity

Founded in 1994 by Jim Weaver in the South Bend, Indiana, area, Wings Etc. is a family-friendly grill and pub with a diverse menu featuring award-winning jumbo Buffalo wings, 18 signature sauces and rubs, premium burgers, wraps, chicken sandwiches, salads, appetizers, kids’ meals, over 40 domestic and craft beer selections in bottles and on tap, dozens of large HDTVs tuned to sports programming, and a casual, non-corporate-y, laid-back “vibe” that makes people want to just come in and hang out. In addition to its popular sports programming, menu, and beverage options, Wings Etc. offers weekday lunch and food specials, online ordering, and much more.

Franchising since 2004, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub has been named one of Franchise Business Review’s “Top Food Franchises” every year since 2020 and has been named one of Franchise Gator’s “Top 100 Franchises” six times since 2014. In 2022, Wings Etc. was named a “Top 200 Food Franchise” and a “Top Sports Bar/Pub” by Entrepreneur Magazine and was named a 2023 “Top 500 Franchise” by Nation’s Restaurant News. Wings Etc. continues to grow and succeed by partnering with franchise operators who share the Wings Etc. Vision, Mission and Values, a commitment to building a successful business while helping build stronger communities and people (and to having fun!).

Wings Etc. offers single and multi-unit franchise options. The initial franchise fee is $39,500, with a $350,000 liquid cash investment and $700,000 minimum net worth requirement for interested prospects. Wings Etc. offers one of the lowest startup costs and break-even franchise opportunities in the full-service restaurant segment. Priority growth markets include Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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