April 23, 2018 – ARC Group, Inc., the owner, operator and franchisor of the award-winning Dick’s Wings & Grill concept, announced today that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Jacksonville Sharks®.
The Sharks are a professional arena football team that competes in the National Arena League and won the inaugural season championship during 2017. They had been previously competing in the Arena Football League since 2010. Under the agreement, ARC Group will serve as a sponsor of the Sharks during the 2018 through 2020 football seasons. The Sharks will market the Dick’s Wings & Grill brand at all Sharks regular season home football games and certain playoff games with stadium signage, broadcast advertising, program ads and digital advertising on the Shark’s website.
ARC Group also entered into a food service agreement with SMG Food and Beverage to offer food and beverages at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena during the more than 100 events to be held at the arena during 2018, including Jacksonville Sharks football games, Jacksonville Icemen hockey games, and a variety of concerts, shows, conventions and other sporting events.
“We are delighted to introduce Dick’s Wings to our Sharks fans and build upon the exciting football experience that we offer to the people of Jacksonville,” said Jeffrey Bouchy, Operating Manager and Co-Founding Owner of the Sharks. “We chose Dick’s Wings because we admire and share their commitment to the values of community involvement, integrity, and hard work. Offering Dick’s Wings’ quality products is another great way for us to enhance the football experience and make Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena a great place for Sharks fans and their families.”
“We are very pleased to be working with the Jacksonville Sharks, bringing together two great Jacksonville brands and aligning us with one of the most exciting teams in the National Arena League,” stated Richard Akam, Chief Executive Officer of ARC Group. “With the addition of the Jacksonville Sharks to our existing sponsorship arrangement with the Jacksonville Jaguars®, we now have the privilege of serving Jacksonville’s football fans year-round. This will help us reach a lot more consumers in Jacksonville than we were able to before. We look forward to working with the Sharks to enhance the fan experience at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.”
Dick’s Wings restaurants are family fun fooderys® where both families and sports fans can go to enjoy a unique restaurant experience from first bite to last call®. Dick’s Wings offers a variety of boldly-flavored menu items highlighted by its award-winning, Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings and hog wings and its Dick’s Blingz® boneless chicken wings, for which it boasts 365 mouth-watering flavors. It also offers customers a variety of fresh sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries. Guests enjoy these menu items in an elevated sports-themed environment that includes flat screen TVs located throughout each restaurant and children’s areas filled with video games and other forms of children’s entertainment.
Dick’s Wings is actively offering franchise opportunities in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information about Dick’s Wings exciting menu offering and locations, and for additional franchising information, please visit www.dickswingsandgrill.com.