What's Up Food Fans!
It's Bill “El Wingador” Simmons, five-time champ of the infamous Philadelphia Wing Bowl, entrepreneur, TV show and commercial personality, motivational speaker, published author, and soon-to-be restaurant owner!
Looking back, it's safe to say I made the term "El WIngador" a household name, and I'd like to think I helped shape the history of competitive eating. Just take a look below!
Yeah, that was a long time ago, but when you think “Chicken” in Philadelphia, the name "El Wingador" immediately comes to mind. My brand, combined with my spectacular El Wingador sauces, were a big hit all across America!
This, of course, will be the driving force in establishing my El Wingador restaurant!
What's El Wingador? And What's On The Menu?!
El Wingador is a high-quality chicken/chicken wing quick-casual restaurant with a family-friendly environment.
I (along with my chef) have developed my own chicken recipes, adapted partially on my Puerto Rican heritage. The menu will include chicken wings featuring classic El Wingador sauces, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, salads, specialty Mac n’ Cheese, "El Ringador" onion rings, fresh cut french fry options, and an unexpected dessert that features fried chicken and donuts.
Help Me Build El Wingador
As you know by now, food has been a tremendous part of my life. I basically became an overnight celebrity because I have an "eating disorder." Wing Bowl provided me with opportunities I never would have experienced otherwise, and it's opened a door to an audience that has loved me through the good times and bad. El Wingador is a part of me, but I can't do it alone.
We are really excited to get cooking, but putting a restaurant together takes hard work and dedication. I have a fantastic team ready to help me, and I'm surrounded by the right people to make that happen. But the best place I can go on a public forum to help my dream become a reality, is here.
The Kickstarter campaign will generate buzz and build anticipation for what I’m certain will be a fantastic restaurant offering value and extraordinary menu options. I can’t wait to share my family recipes with our customers, who we know will love our wings and the high quality food we will offer. I trained like a maniac getting ready for those Wing Bowls, and I guarantee you I will do the same in my efforts to make our customers satisfied!
Wanna hear more about me? Click on the link below!
Risks and challenges
In life there's always risks. It was a risk for me to enter Wing Bowl, but I think you can agree it paid off well for me. It's the reason I'm writing this right now. Opening a restaurant, while a dream for many, is no exception. Marketing your business, bringing in new customers and developing repeat clientele are just three of the common obstacles owners face. Moreover, Philadelphia and its surrounding areas are some of the most heavily populated cities in the country! I can't rely on my name alone- not even for one customer visit.
However, I'm at a certain age in my life with past troubles behind me and I have the dedication, mindset, drive and team in place to make this all happen. Anybody who knows me will tell you that if I set out to do something, it gets done. Every time. Guaranteed.
In today's world, people are passing over restaurants that don't meet their standards of quality. Between budgeting, projecting and making sure my classic sauce is perfect, every minute detail has to be paid attention to. Because of this, we promise to our backers, guests and supporters of El Wingador that your experience at our restaurant will be one to remember. Our fast-casual atmosphere stresses quality. We want you back at El Wingador twice a week or more!
I ask you to have faith in me. I promise you that you will keep coming back, and your family will share fond memories of El Wingador restaurants for years to come.
It's serious fricken chicken!
MEET THE TEAM
Co-founder, Chief Personality Officer (alternative: Chief Engagement Officer)
Five-Time Wing Bowl Champ
TV and Radio Personality
Passionate Foodie and Eater!
Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
Founder, Rainbow Rabbit
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
McDonald’s Executive and Multi-Unit Owner/Operator
Chief Operating Officer, Rockham 5G, developer and operator of 29 Five Guys Burgers & Fries
CEO of Franchise Success, Inc.
COO of SMB Franchise Advisors
Facilitator of Fun at The Fun Dept
DEPARTMENT HEADS - SUPPORT TEAM OF TRUE PROFESSIONALS
MARKETING: Peter Breslow, Owner of Peter Breslow Consulting & Public Relations
LEGAL: Lee Herman, Esq. Business Attorney for El Wingador Restaurants, LLC
ACCOUNTING: Gina Edwards, Owner of Resolution Accounting Services
TECHNOLOGY: Jason Edwards, Owner of Real Fire Films and Web-based equity funding expert
ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING: Ray Rola, Architect
REAL ESTATE: Stanton Brown, Executive Vice President, Michael Salove & CoLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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