ABD’s learned that a deal is in place for a developer and franchisee to build a two-story Wild Wing near restaurant row on Washington Road—not far from the Masters and another one in fast-growing Grovetown.
“There will be a rooftop bar along with a music patio upstairs and downstairs along with an airstream bar and a sunken fire pit,” said Wild Wing CEO, Steve Weigle via phone from headquarters in Charlotte.
He said the restaurants will be ready sometime after the Masters in late 2022, but he expects to do a pop-up restaurant with a large tent or a trailer in back of a pop-up restaurant depending on what’s available during tournament week.
Musical acts like Lewis Brice (brother of country artist Lee Brice) may come back to the CSRA for Masters Week or more concerts, when the Augusta/Grovetown stores open.
As a preview, he’s playing Wild Wing tonight (Thursday) in Aiken and Sole tomorrow night (Friday) in downtown Augusta.
“We’re very excited to be back in Augusta and Grovetown,” added Weigle.
The long-time franchisees of Wild Wing ended its agreement on July 30th of last year and re-purposed the restaurant buildings to develop a new concept, “Doc’s Porchside.”
The wild wing CEO would not disclose the names of the franchisees or the locations as they are in the final stages of site selection and zoning.