Ker’s WingHouse Restaurant Franchises Now Available In Florida

LARGO, Fla.  (  Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill, a wing and sports themed casual dining restaurant chain founded by NFL veteran Crawford Ker, announced today that they have opened Florida markets for franchise development. Plans are to open WingHouse Restaurant franchises in prime markets such as South Florida, SW Florida, the East Coast of Florida, the Panhandle and the Jacksonville area. Currently, WingHouse operates 19 corporate locations in the Tampa Bay, Orlando and Daytona markets.

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 and always fresh product over frozen. 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.

“After I completed my NFL career and moved back to Florida, I went after my second passion, food, by opening my own restaurant,” said Crawford Ker, CEO and founder of Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill. “Over the last 16 years, one restaurant turned into 19 locations, and it is now our goal to leverage the company’s successful formula by offering franchises to qualified investors and restaurant operators in select markets.”

WingHouse is an operations driven company and has created time tested policies and procedures to ensure controlled costs and a consistent WingHouse experience for its guests regardless of geographical location. “We are very proud of our history and excited about the future. We have a very loyal fan base throughout Florida so it only makes sense to start here,” said Chris Adkins, Director of Franchising for Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill. “Once we establish our franchise presence in Florida, we expect, in 2011, to begin offering franchises in select markets outside of Florida, primarily in the Southeast.” WingHouse is looking for experienced, multi-unit restaurant operators and well-financed investors that have a minimum of $1.5 million net worth and $750,000 liquidity. The company offers two programs: Area Development, whereby franchisees will be granted a territory to build and operate an agreed number of locations, and unit development whereby qualified owners will operate a single location.

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