American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), the owner, operator and franchisor of Dick’s Wings & Grillrestaurants, announced that it is temporarily waiving its up-front franchise fees for qualified veterans to assist in opening Dick’s Wings restaurants.
In his recent State of the Union address, the President called for a new Veterans Job Corps initiative to aid America’s returning veterans in finding pathways to civilian employment. Typically, American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. will collect a franchise fee upon the opening of a new Dick’s Wings concept, but with this new program, the Company will offer veterans an incentive to franchise with one of their turnkey models – Dick’s Wings & Grill, a 4,000–square-foot, full-service restaurant, or Dick’s Wings Express, a 1,200 to 1,500–square-foot express restaurant.
“We are pleased to offer America’s military heroes an opportunity to become part of the Dick’s Wingsteam,” stated Michael Rosenberger, CEO of American Restaurant Concepts and a U.S. military veteran. “Military personnel play a very important role in preserving the freedom of this nation, and we felt it incumbent upon ourselves to do more for our veterans, especially in light of the President’s recent initiatives. We believe that waiving the franchise fees for our veterans will enable more of America’s heroes to open a Dick’s Wings concept and ultimately return to the civilian job market. We look forward to working with America’s military veterans and remain grateful for the service they render.”
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American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick’s Wings & Grill full-service restaurants and Dick’s Wing Express express restaurants. The Company prides itself on the 365 original mouth-watering flavors it has created for its premium grade chicken wings. Dick’s Wings offers customers the freshest wings, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries, all in a unique setting that combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant. Dick’s Wings & Grill’s chicken wings have won numerous awards in Florida and Georgia, including having been voted “Best Chicken Wings in Northeast Florida” 12 consecutive years by Folioweekly magazine. Dick’s Wings currently has 16 full-service restaurants and 2 express restaurants. Fifteen of the restaurants are located in Florida, with one located in Georgia and two located in Canada. For more information on the Company, please visit its website at www.dickswingsandgrill.com.