Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First Tennessee Restaurant

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens First Tennessee RestaurantTropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open Knoxville Location

Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its commitment to expansion by opening Tennessee’s very first location in Knoxville, at the gateway to Turkey Creek. The family-friendly restaurant invites local fans to come in and Live with Flavor where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh, crisp salads to satisfy any craving.

This will be the first location for franchisee Henry Sadiq of Ampa Restaurants, which owns multi-unit retail and food service businesses. This will be their first Hurricane Grill & Wings location with plans to open four additional units over the next three years. The brand has brought 130 new jobs to the area with the restaurant’s opening.

“In the process of seeking a new restaurant to add to our business, we looked at a number of concepts but ultimately chose Hurricane Grill & Wings for the delicious product, corporate leadership and their strategy to achieve the brand vision,” said franchisee Henry Sadiq.

Hurricane Grill & Wings is known for their more than 35 signature flavors of award-winning, never frozen fresh jumbo wings. Popular flavor varieties include Garlic Parmesan, Ancho Chili Lime and Jamaican Jerk and can range in heat intensity from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route. Guests can also customize their own burgers with the Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and delicious flavors. The location will also offer additional entrees such as seafood, salads and sandwiches which can be paired with sides like Garlic N’ Parm Fries, Caribbean Yellow Rice and Jumbo Onion Rings.

Hurricane Grill & Wings’ newest location features a dining area that seats up to  270 people  including, a first-ever for Knoxville, an indoor-outdoor bar,  and a patio area with a fire pit. The location will also offer locally crafted beers from Saw Works Brewery and Blackhorse Brewery, among others as well as late night dining specials after 10 p.m. and drink specials daily.

“We are elated to work with Ampa Restaurants as they expand Hurricane Grill & Wings into the Tennessee area,” said Martin O’Dowd, president of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Their expertise in the restaurant and customer service industries will surely make their Knoxville location a huge success.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 319 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN 37934, at the gateway to Turkey Creek, and is open on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, please call (865) 966-WING (9464) or visit Follow Hurricane Grill & Wings on Twitter at @hurricaneflavor and on Facebook at

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With over 80 restaurants open or under construction in 16 states, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound Angus burgers. The brand’s signature Hurricane Bumby tops the list of its tropical drinks menu, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide.