Ker's Winghouse changes hands
BRADENTON -- Soaring Wings of Bradenton LLC paid more than $658,500 for Ker's Winghouse Bar & Grill on 14th Street West.
The sale was part of a deal in which Third Lake Capital officially acquired all 24 locations of Largo-based restaurant, Ker's WingHouse Bar & Grill.
Crawford Ker, a former NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, founded the business in 1994. He plans on staying with the new company as the CEO. The Bradenton restaurant was doing business as Winghouse of Bradenton LLC.
"This is a very exciting time for WingHouse, a company which I started 20-years ago. With 24 locations and growing strong, it's been a steady development due to diligence and hard work," Ker said Tuesday. "WingHouse is embarking onto new territory with its continued growth into the Southeast, and for this reason, aligning ourselves with Third Lake Capital and its experienced experts can facilitate this rise while maintaining the heart and soul of the brand. While no deal has been finalized, it can be assured that I will be staying with WingHouse as CEO to guarantee it continues striving to create quality and memorable experiences that our loyal customers enjoy."
WingHouse features sports viewing packages, as well as sports memorabilia throughout the restaurants.
Kerkering Barberio workers support food bank
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The young professionals group with Kerkering, Barberio & Co., CertifiedPublic Accountants, collected 970 pounds of food and more than $1,000 for All Faiths Food Bank.
All Faiths Food Bank focuses its efforts on feeding people in need, reducing food waste and educating the community on issues related to food, nutrition, and hunger.
In addition the Young Professionals volunteered their time to clean up and beautify the garden area at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Child Care Center.
United Way campaign kick-off set for July 24
MANATEE COUNTY -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will help kick off United Way's "live United" campaign during its coffee club July 24.
The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th Street West, Bradenton. First Bank is sponsoring the United Way "Live United" kickoff. Members and prospective members will be treated to breakfast, updates on Chamber activities, programs and events and can network with other chamber members.
Members attend for free. There is a $10 charge for non-members. Contact Jen Bartolone at 941-748-4842, ext. 122, for more information.
-- Herald staff report