New Orleans-inspired restaurant opens in Warner Robins

Wow, another restaurant lands in Warner Robins.

The WOW Cafe & Wingery, a New Orleans-inspired restaurant, has opened at 3123 Watson Blvd. It is next door to Dunkin Donuts and across from Kroger.

“I just felt like there is a lot of growth in that part of Warner Robins stretching toward (Interstate 75),” said franchise owner Eddie Spencer.

The restaurant opened Oct. 26, and it has hired about 45 people, Spencer said. It is open seven days a week, and opens at 11 a.m. daily.

The eatery features “30 wall-to-wall television screens and TVs at each table top booth,” he said. “Also water bubble wall separates the casual side from the family side. It is very eye-catching — it’s floor to ceiling.”

Even though the name implies it only sells wings, Spencer said that’s not the case.

“It’s a full menu,” he said. “We have shrimp, steak, baked potatoes, TexMex and we do have wings of course, and great desserts, too.”

The WOW Cafe’s prices are fairly economical.

“Ninety-nine percent of our meals are under $10,” Spencer said. “We do have a very good value for the menu.”

Spencer said it’s possible he may open one in Macon in the future.

“I think from a restaurant standpoint that Warner Robins is a better market,” he said. “I hate to say that because it sounds like I’m dissing Macon, but I’m not. If it works out well in Warner Robins, I’ll be doing one in Macon.”

Before the economy began to go south, Spencer bought and demolished the former Bruster’s ice cream shop on Forsyth Road in Macon. Another building was built and plans were to put a WOW Cafe in that building and one or two other restaurants. But those plans have been put on hold. If a WOW Cafe is brought to Macon, it would go in that building, he said.

“I’m just trying to make some good business decisions and make them at the right time,” he said.

Founded in 2001, the Covington, La.-based company has more than 50 locations. The closest location to the new restaurant is in Milledgeville.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.