Developers for the Wild Wing Cafe restaurant chain are looking to put some of their business in the Roanoke Valley.
The company’s chief development officer, David Leonardo, said the chain is looking to add two to three restaurants in the region sometime next year.
“Roanoke is one of our top priorities in Virginia,” he said Tuesday.
The company is interviewing possible franchisees to run the chains locally. He also said a real estate team is scouring the region looking at sites that would be a good fit for the restaurant’s brand. Leonardo said they looked at the demographics of the region, including household incomes and the number of competitive restaurants, and saw a lot of potential for the restaurant to thrive in the Roanoke Valley.
There are two Wild Wing Cafes in Virginia – one each in Chesapeake and Charlottesville – and 34 locations across the Southeast. Based out of South Carolina, the restaurant is known for its variety of chicken wings, beer specials and live entertainment. Leonardo said the newer restaurant prototypes include an option for a rooftop bar, and this is something they are looking to have in a Roanoke location.
– Tiffany Holland