ARC Group


ARC Group, Inc was formed in April 2000 to develop the Dick’s Wings & Grill® concept, and is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick’s Wings brand of restaurants. The stores offer a variety of boldly-flavored menu items highlighted by its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in signature sauces and seasonings. Dick’s Wings offers customers a casual, family-fun restaurant environment designed to appeal to both families and sports fans alike. Dick’s Wings strives to provide its customers with a unique and enjoyable experience from first bite to last call ™. Richard “Rick” Akam serves as the CEO of ARC Group, Inc, a position he was appointed to in July 2013. Rick is the former president of Hooter’s of America, Inc. and was instrumental in doubling the size of that company’s operations during his administration.




Millions in System-Wide Sales in 2013

Millions in Revenue

Thousand in Net Earnings in 2013

Restaurants in 8 States and Canada


Since its inception, Dick’s Wings has grown to 23+ franchised restaurants, of which 21 are Dick’s Wings & Grill® full service restaurants and two are concessions in Everbank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Of the 23 franchised restaurants, 16 are located in Florida and five are located in Georgia. The Company’s concession stands at EverBank Field are located in Florida as well. All of the Company’s restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees, and the Company’s concession stands at EverBank Field are licensed to a third-party operator.

During the 1 st quarter of 2014, ARC Group, Inc acquired a 50% interest in Paradise on Wings Franchise Group, Inc. (“PWFG”), the owner, operator and franchisor of the Wing Nutz® franchise. Wing Nutz offers a large selection of premium baked chicken wings