East Coast Wings & Grill

East Coast Wings & Grill

North Carolina chain takes flight with hot product 
and focus on families

Chicken wings took off more than a decade ago, but after 25 consecutive quarters of same-store sales increases, East Coast Wings and Grill is proving that the trend still has legs.

The concept was founded in 1995 in Winston-Salem, N.C., and in 2000 was taken over by the current chief executive, Steve Ballas, who believed it had potential as a family-oriented concept. East Coast Wings has since grown to 15 units throughout North Carolina, and Ballas expects to expand the chain i

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