Wild Wing Cafe is moving its headquarters to Charlotte from Charleston, S.C, the company announced Monday.
Its new location will be at 205 Regency Executive Park Drive, just off Interstate 77 in south Charlotte. The new location will house all corporate operations and will “provide an opportunity to hire 15-20 additional employees in several areas of the company,” Wild Wing officials said in a statement.
CEO Tom Lewison cited Charlotte’s “diverse and growing population, a vibrant economy, and a superior transportation network,” as factors behind the move.
“This move is particularly exciting for us as we continue to broaden our geographic footprint and expand into new markets,” he said. “We couldn’t be happier to now call Charlotte home.”
Charlotte currently has three Wild Wing restaurants and is on track to open several more over the next few years, the company said. The local restaurants are popular on weekends for featuring live music by local jazz and R&R groups.
Founded in 1990 in Hilton Head, SC, Wild Wing Cafe began as a single restaurant featuring the homemade wild wing recipes of its two founders, Cecil and Dianne Crowley. Today it operates 40 locations in eight states, and in 2012 the company was bought by Axum Capital Partners, a private equity firm also based in Charlotte.