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Wild Wing Cafe Announces Opening of New Location in Gastonia, N.C.

May 17, 2017

Charlotte, N.C., May 17, 2017Wild Wing Cafe, the destination for “hot wings, cold beer and good times”, announced that it will open a new Gastonia, N.C. location in Franklin Square. This opening will be the company’s third corporate location in the greater Charlotte area, and its first in Gastonia. Located at 3638 East Franklin Blvd., the restaurant is planned to open May 19.

“We're thrilled to be opening in Gastonia,” said Tom Lewison, Chief Executive Officer at Wild Wing Cafe. “We know this market very well and think our made-from-scratch sauces, awesome beer selection and live entertainment will be a great fit. We look forward to creating more good times with the great people of Gastonia."

    The new space, just over 7,600 sq. ft., will employ some 100 people and boast 37 giant flat-screen and projection TVs throughout the restaurant. The menu will encompass all of Wild Wing Cafe’s traditional offerings as well as fan favorites, including fresh, hormone-free chicken wings, hand-breaded nuggets, 100% Angus burgers and awesome salads.

    “We’re pleased to welcome Wild Wing Cafe to the Gastonia community,” said Mayor John Bridgeman. “We look forward to enjoying their menu and also to the many ways we believe they can become involved in our community.”

    A series of events are planned for their Grand Opening Weekend which takes place from May 19-20 including:


Friday, May 19 – Grand Opening

  • Open at 5pm

  • Acoustic from 6-9pm – West Bolz Duo

  • Late Night with Tokyo Joe


Saturday, May 20 – Party in the Parking Lot

  • West Bolz Duo outside from 2-5pm

  • Rick Monroe outside from 6-9pm

  • Late night inside with Bakkwoodz

About Wild Wing Cafe

Founded in 1990 in Hilton Head, SC, Wild Wing Cafe began as a single restaurant featuring the homemade wild wing recipes of its two founders Cecil and Dianne Crowley.  As the good times and great food grew in popularity within the Hilton Head community, the Crowleys expanded the brand, eventually offering franchise opportunities.  In 2012, Axum Capital Partners purchased the company, and today, the Charlotte, NC-based Wild Wing Cafe operates 41 locations in eight states and is an unquestioned leader within its category in food quality, drinks (an extensive craft beer list) and its electrifying ambiance.  Music is at the core of the brand’s personality, with nightly entertainment and regular band competitions. To learn more about Wild Wing Cafe, visit

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