GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Wing Zone on University Avenue in Gainesville opened in August 1993. Now the restaurant is the first in the successful franchise to be rebranded as WZ Eats. The restaurant opens on Thursday, August 9th with a new look and a menu that includes vegetarian options, healthy alternatives, burgers, and their famous wings.
Wing Zone started with two University of Florida students, a few hundred dollars, and an idea. The pair saw a need for wings on campus and took the initiative to bring them to hungry UF students.
Today the company has over 150 locations across the country and the world. The first franchise location, on University Avenue in Gainesville, will also be the first to be rebranded as WZ Eats.
Although they run the company, they still know how to run the company and served up some of the tasty menu items that officially debut on August 9th. Click on the video above for the full story.