SCORE Client Purchases Franchise
December 19th, 2002- SCORE Plano client, Peter M. Cabaniss has obtained SBA financing to pursue his dream of owning and operating a National Fast Food Franchise. SCORE Counselor Lyman Bowe assisted Peter with his pursuit of a WingZone Inc. Franchise. Peter has obtained the franchise/territory rights for Richardson and Plano, Texas. WingZone has nine restaurants opening in the metroplex with an additional six to open in 2003. When asked about the help he received from SCORE, Peter remarked; "Lyman Bowe and his vast experience with franchising has been a blessing to me. Lyman spent many hours counseling me and his review and input on my Profit and Loss Spread Sheet helped me to make that critical go, no-go decision, I am very honored to have him as a mentor. Continued use of Lyman's expertise and other resources available from SCORE is a vital piece of my plan for success."
In addition to several flavors of chicken wings, Wing Zone offers salads, grilled sandwiches and a variety of appetizers such as; chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, battered mushrooms, onion rings and cheese fries. Matt Friedman and Adam Scott founded Wing Zone in 1991 at the University of Florida while business students. In October 2000, Inc. magazine named Wing Zone to its list as one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in the country. Additionally, Success magazine placed Wing Zone in its "Gold 200", ranking the company in the top 22 restaurant franchises.
Wing Zone stores currently operate in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Washington, and now Nebraska.
Wing Zone can be found on the worldwide web at www.wingzone.com