Hurricane Grill & Wings™ Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Franchises with Ranking in 2010 Franchise Times’ Fast 55

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Hurricane Grill & Wings™ ranked number 21 amongst fastest growing franchises.

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The Fast 55 only compares companies that have been franchising for five or fewer years, and the franchises must show consistently positive unit growth during the period.

Hurricane Grill & Wings™, an award-winning restaurant concept known for its savory jumbo chicken wings and over 30 signature sauces, is ranked number 21 amongst the fastest growing franchises in Franchise Times magazine’s annual ranking list, Fast 55 (April 2010 issue).

“We are highly honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing restaurant companies in the industry,” said Martin O’Dowd, President of Hurricane Grill & Wings™. “We have successfully executed our business plan to expand our locations nationwide and to develop proven strategies for return on investment – everything from franchise programs to new menu items, on-going promotions, and most recently, our re-developed restaurant footprint.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings™ plans to open multiple locations throughout 2010, including restaurants in California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York and Ohio. All locations will incorporate the company’s highly successful and re-engineered business model, which includes more flexibility with new features, such as a full-service bar with liquor and a slightly larger location size.

Franchise Times and FRANdata annually recognize the 55 fastest growing franchises. As noted in the April 2010 issue of Franchise Times, “The Fast 55 only compares companies that have been franchising for five or fewer years, and the franchises must show consistently positive unit growth during the period.”

For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings™, please visit http://www.HurricaneWings.com.

About Hurricane Grill & Wings™
Hurricane Grill & Wings™, whose trademark is “Live with Flavor™”, is known for its uniquely savory chicken wings, offered in five categories with a choice of over 30 signature sauces. Menu items are cooked fresh to order with high quality ingredients and no trans fats. Other menu options include delicious salad creations, unique selections of seafood, such as Grilled Mahi-Mahi and Hurricane’s Iron Skillet Salmon glazed with one of Hurricane Grill & Wings™ signature sauces, Certified Angus Burgers, and a full lineup of micro-brew beer and wine. Hurricane Grill & Wings™ has won several awards and honors nationally including being named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100 List (the fastest-growing businesses in America); Restaurant Business magazine’s Future 50 (a listing of the fastest growing chains with annual sales between $25 and $50 million); Franchise Times magazine’s Fast 55 (fastest growing franchises); and top honors at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, winning the 2009 Chairman’s Award, serving more than 28,000 wings in two days. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings™ opened in Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1995. Currently there are 30 locations, including Arizona, Florida and New York, with additional restaurants planned nationwide. For additional information, such as locations, menu items and franchise information, visit http://www.HurricaneWings.com.

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