Wing eatery opens first Myrtle Beach location

dbryant@thesunnews.comOctober 11, 2012 

A chain wing restaurant that started in the Northeast has opened its first South Carolina location in Myrtle Beach.

Planet Wings, which has 24 wing flavors as well as salads, sandwiches and Tex-Mex offerings, has opened at 1780 Pine Island Road in Myrtle Beach where Qdoba Mexican Grill once operated across from Coastal Grand mall.

The first Planet Wings opened in January 1995 and has been popular in New York and New Jersey. It’s expanded to also have locations in Virginia, Tennessee and Florida, according to its website.

The eatery, which has happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., also serves burgers, wraps and cheese steaks, as well as beer and wine. It also delivers.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, though it will stay open later if demand warrants.

If the new location does well, franchisee Barbara Merritt plans to open more.

“We want to get this one up and off the ground,” she said.

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