Hurricane Grill & Wings to open in former UNO’s restaurant in Antioch, first location in California

Hurricane Grill & Wings insideTropical-themed casual dining franchise

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 2, 2015) – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, a tropical-themed full service restaurant franchise, will open at 4827 Lone Tree Way in Antioch as the first location in California and it will occupy the previous UNOs grill pizzeria. Hurricane Grill & Wings is the industry leader for creating innovative flavor combinations, announced today the signing of a new multi-development agreement that will bring the concept to the state.

Twin brothers, David and Jack Nguyen have years of experience in the restaurant industry as multi-unit operators for numerous franchise concepts throughout Northern California. The brothers are already fast at work on the development of their first Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant, slated to open this fall in the city of Antioch. The duo has signed on to develop additional Hurricane Grill & Wings locations throughout Northern California in the coming years.

For 20 years, Hurricane Grill & Wings has prided itself on offering guests fresh, never-frozen jumbo wings with more than 35 signature flavors of sauces and rubs. With selections ranging from traditional buffalo to an array of unique options that include: Chipotle Raspberry BBQ, Ancho Chili Lime and Jamaican Jerk with heat intensity that ranges from Calm Seas to Evacuation Route, there is something to satisfy any palate. Additionally, guests can customize their own burgers using the Build-A-Burger menu feature, including a variety of savory toppings and sauces.

It is an incredible milestone for Hurricane Grill & Wings to enter the state of California with experienced operators like David and Jack Nguyen,” said Kevin Kruse, chief development officer of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “Their passion and excellence in their existing restaurants is evident, and we are very excited about David and Jack Nguyen being our franchisees and bringing the Hurricane Grill & Wings brand for the first time to California.”

We researched numerous restaurants that have not yet tapped the California market to complement our existing brands,” said Jack Nguyen, franchisee of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We ultimately selected Hurricane Grill & Wings for their commitment to providing fresh and flavorful food in an atmosphere reminiscent of a beach front shack, which is perfect for our customers in California.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings has seen tremendous national growth in 2015 with expansions in Florida, Iowa, Maryland and Texas. In addition to California, the concept will close out the year by entering Louisiana, Oklahoma and Virginia as well as its first international location in Italy.

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With over 80 restaurants open or under construction in 15 states and 5 European countries that include Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of “10 Great Places to Wing It,” selected as one of the “Future 50” by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times “Top 40 Fast and Serious,” Hurricane Grill & Wings’ menu includes crave-able Hurricane’s Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound burgers. The brand’s signature Rum Bar with over 21 premium rums leads its tropical drinks menu along, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, with additional restaurants planned internationally. For more information, visit

For Franchising Opportunities contact Kevin Kruse via email at, by phone at (609) 731 – 2485, or visit our website at

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One Comment to “Hurricane Grill & Wings to open in former UNO’s restaurant in Antioch, first location in California”

  1. Donna Castro says:

    I’m excited to hear that Hurricane Grill & Wings is coming to Califonia, I had a great experience in one of their retaurant in Florida when I visited a friend. Food was fresh & delicious, drinks are fantastic & the ambulance was perfect. I’m so glad I don’t have to fly to Florida anymore. We’re goinng to have our very own Hurricanes Grill & Wings in Antioch only 15 minutes away from where I live.

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