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Michiganders sure love their chicken. It seems as if whenever I drive by a local chicken restaurant, the place is always packed with people looking to get their chicken fix. I don’t even eat chicken, but I can appreciate how much this state loves it.

That said, a Michigan-based chicken wing restaurant is heading into exciting times, as it is expanding in Michigan and adding a whopping 25 new franchise locations throughout the state. Pretty soon, they’ll rival the big wigs.

Wing Snob, a Sterling Heights-based chicken wing restaurant, has announced a deal to add 25 new franchise locations throughout the state. Developers Chintan Patel and Prakash Chaudhari currently own and operate 50 restaurant locations across the Midwest. They will open 25 Wing Snob locations throughout Michigan over the next four years. The first of those locations will be in New Hudson and East Lansing. Wing Snob currently has 22 stores running in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Canada, as well as 20 in development in Florida.

“We’re thrilled to have two experienced operators who share our commitment to the Wing Snob brand join us as we expand our reach across the state,” Jack Mashini and Brian Shunia, founders of Wing Snob said in a statement. “Their knowledge of the restaurant industry and key growth markets in Michigan are a tremendous asset to the brand. We look forward to introducing Wing Snob to customers throughout the state and getting better wings in their hands.”

Wing Snob offers more than just wings- they also serve up chicken tenders, vegetarian-friendly cauliflower wings, crispy chicken mini-sandwiches, fried legs and thighs, desserts and more. They currently has 22 stores open in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Canada, plus an additional 20 in development in Florida. Along with the new locations comes new job opportunities for franchisees, owner/operators, investors, workers and more. For additional information, head to www.wingsnob.com.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!