Marty Welch brings 18 Years of Industry Experience to WingHouse

LARGO, Fla.  (  Ker’s WingHouse today announced that Marty Welch has been named Director of Franchise Sales. Marty will lead the franchise sales efforts in the Florida markets that have recently opened for new franchise development and further grow the WingHouse brand in select markets outside of Florida in 2011.  

“With a background in all aspects of franchising, from site development to operations, Marty will play an essential roll in all future growth of the company,” said Crawford Ker, CEO/founder of Ker’s WingHouse. “Marty has joined our company with the same passion and drive that has been the core of our success for 16 years.”  

Prior to joining Ker’s WingHouse Marty was Vice President of Franchise Development for FranSales Inc., a franchise brokerage for The Tilted Kilt, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and The Egg and I Restaurants.  He also was a Partner and Senior Director of Franchise Sales for Raving Brands, Inc., an Atlanta based portfolio company with direct sales responsibility for Moe’s Southwest Grill, Shane’s Rib Shack, Planet Smoothie, Monkey Joe’s Parties and Play among others. His experience further includes 11 years with Blimpie International where he served as Operations Manager, Director of Operations and Assistant Vice President of Operations of over 200 locations.  He is a graduate of St. Johns University in New York.

About Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill

Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill, a wing and sports themed casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL veteran Crawford Ker. Since it’s inception in 1994, the WingHouse mission statement has been to be “Brilliant on the Basics” – that means highly-satisfied repeat guests. Each WingHouse restaurant offers a full liquor sports bar, a full menu of American classics, their famous chicken wings and award winning hot sauces served up by WingHouse Girls. WingHouse differs from other wing concepts because they emphasize oversized portions at a great value. The oversized portions and classic American favorites include signature items like skinless naked wings and Dallas burgers. Sports memorabilia line the walls and attractive, polite, and always smiling WingHouse Girls create the restaurant’s fun-filled atmosphere, with most locations offering a game room.

For more information or to contact WingHouse, visit or call 866-505-9464