Hurricane Grill & Wings opens Apopka location

Fifth location in the Central Florida market for the franchise

From Blue Ivy Communications 

 Hurricane Grill & Wings, a beach-themed full-service restaurant, is celebrating the opening of its newest restaurant in Apopka, Florida. The restaurant opened its doors on July 3rd at the Wekiva Riverwalk shopping center at the corner of 436 and South Wekiwa Springs Road. It will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow. The location will be one of five in the Orlando market.

Specific grand opening activities include:

  • Live Music from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2:30 pm featuring City of Apopka Mayor Joseph E. Kilsheimer; Vice Mayor Billie Dean; Commissioners Doug Bankson, Kyle Becker and Diane Velazquez; Community Development Director James Hitt; Police Chief Michael McKinley; and Assistant Fire Chief Brian Bowman
  • Wing Eating Contest between Apopka Police and Apopka Fire Departments at 3:00 pm
  • Prize Giveaways including Free Wings For A Year*, Kona Beach Cruiser, and more all day

Additionally, there will be a check presentation and donation from Hurricane Grill & Wings Apopka to the HOPE CommUnity Center, a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.

The island-inspired restaurant is 3,500 square feet and features a large outdoor patio and inside/outside bar. Hours of operation will be: Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am to 11:00 pmFriday to Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 am. About 50 employees will work at the location and report to General Manager Brian Kopp. Hurricane Grill & Wings Apopka is a franchise location owned by Mikey and Diana Joseph. This is the first of several locations the couple plan to open in the Orlando market. The Josephs are experienced restaurateurs in the United States and Trinidad.

“Hurricane Grill & Wings is proud to call Florida home and thrilled Floridians have embraced the brand and our 39 locations throughout the state,” said John Metz, Chairman & CEO of Hurricane Grill & Wings. “We know our guests in Apopka will make our latest location a success as we provide our home state fans with even more opportunities to indulge in delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.”

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

With more than 62 restaurants located across the United States, 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 wings, tacos, burgers, and seafood. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Texas, with over 50 restaurants currently under development. For more information, visit

*Free wings for a year equates to five wings per week for 52 straight weeks.


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