Business Opening: WingsUp! Bolton

Owners Tejas Mehendale and Anu Joshi-Mehendale

Recently WingsUp! Bolton celebrated their grand opening. We asked owners, Tejas Mehendale and Anu Joshi-Mehendale, to share a little about their new Bolton business.

Tell us about your business.

WingsUp! is the fastest growing Canadian chicken wing franchise offering takeout, delivery, and catering with dine-in and eat-in bar seating available at select locations. We specialize in 100% fresh, never frozen chicken that is hand cut, freshly battered & breaded then cooked to order. No heat lamps or heating trays. No additives or fillers. Only real chicken with exceptional taste.

Our flavour palate includes 18 delicious flavours from classic, sweet, bold to spicy and dry seasoned. Serving Southern Ontario since 1988, with locations across Ontario presently and soon to be Bolton.

Tell us about you, why did you decide to open your own business? 

With 33 locations currently and 5 to open soon including Bolton, we are constantly striving for more. Our mission is to provide all of our guests with a truly fresh and satisfying comfort food experience. Everyday we provide the best quality food and service to turn each guest into a loyal enthusiast. Owning another business not only helps us strengthen our company but grow closer and cater closer to our customers — the most important people.

Why did you decide to locate in Bolton?

We want to cater to more cities in Ontario and already living in the Bolton/Caledon area only made us want to operate a store there even more. Having a location in the Bolton area will make it easier for customers who are within the area to order to a location closer to them, making it much more convenient as that is what we strive for. Moreover, who doesn’t love chicken wings?

What is your favourite item that you make at WingsUp and why? 

My favourite item to make at WingsUp! are the chicken bites. It's the same process as making the wings, where we toss them in any of our 18 sauces. I also love the chicken bites the best so it’s always more enjoyable making something you love, not only that, but nothing is also ever frozen so cooking with our chicken is a breeze.

What is the best bit of wisdom you have learned along the way? 

Believe in yourself and keep going, once you put your mind towards something you can achieve anything. 

Any other information you would like to share?

Tejas Mehendale and Anu Joshi-Mehendale are the husband-and-wife duo that own both WingsUp Bolton and WingsUp Orangeville. Anu Joshi-Mehendale is a Humberview alumna (go Huskies!) and grew up in Bolton; she is also a Realtor® serving Caledon and the GTA for 10 years, and runs Anuvision Group (

WingsUp! Bolton is located at 310 Queen Street South | website