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August 30, 2016
LATEST ANCHOR BAR FRANCHISE OPENS IN AMHERST
BUFFALO, N.Y., August 30, 2016 —Anchor Bar, The Home of “The Original Buffalo Chicken Wing,” held a grand opening celebration today for its seventh franchise location located at 4300 Maple Road in Amherst, NY. Business partners Ming Tran, Tom Tran, and Jim Kaczmarek celebrated the occasion with Anchor Bar Franchise and Development Vice President Mark Dempsey, New York State Assemblyman Raymond Walter, New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s Senior Field Representative John McNulty, Deputy Town Supervisor Steven Sanders, and Town Councilwoman Deborah Bruch Bucki.
“Opening the doors and welcoming our first patrons was a really special moment for us all,” said Jim Kaczmarek, one of the franchise owners. “I’m a born-and-bread Buffalonian so the opportunity to continue building my business while serving up iconic Buffalo flavors right here in my home town is something I couldn’t pass up.”
At more than 7,000 square-feet, the new Anchor Bar location is the largest to-date franchise restaurant includes a large outdoor patio as well as a private banquet room, another first for the Anchor Bar franchise company. The large location boasts a rich color-scheme with high ceilings, flat-screens throughout, and walls full of memories and memorabilia that recreate the original restaurant’s famous flair. Most notably at this location is the creation of two distinct atmospheres under one roof – with family dining on one side and a sports bar on the other.
“Having two unique areas in the same restaurant offers us the ability to serve both families looking for convenient, local flavors and sports enthusiasts looking to catch a game on one of our 12 TV screens.” said Mark Dempsey, Vice President of the Anchor Bar Franchise & Development Company. “This new location in Amherst is another exciting expansion for our brand which continues to grow across North America.”
The Anchor Bar Franchise & Development Company opened its first franchise location in 2009 at the Buffalo Airport. Today, the company has seven locations including two stores in Ontario, Canada; at Darien Lake Theme Park, the Buffalo Airport and in Williamsville, Amherst and Main street.
The new location in Amherst, N.Y serves all of Anchor Bar’s classic fare including its world famous chicken wings. The new location seats up to 250 people and employs 90 full and part-time staff.
For more information on franchising with Anchor Bar visit www.anchorbar.com.
About Anchor Bar
Owners Frank and Teressa Bellissimo first opened the doors to Anchor Bar in 1935, offering a menu that
specialized in Italian cuisine. When Anchor Bar invented the chicken wing in 1964, the restaurant became a local
treasure and foodie hot-spot.
Today, Anchor Bar serves up more than 70,000 pounds of chicken per month, and its bottled wing sauce now retails
in over 5,000 supermarkets worldwide. Consumers can even purchase Anchor Bar’s famous wings online and have
them shipped anywhere in the country.
For more information about Anchor Bar, visit www.anchorbar.com.