“When you add a new piece of equipment, it opens up what you can offer,” Cronkright said. He referred to the fryer brought in to offer the wings: traditional, breaded and boneless, but which allows the new eatery to expand from the pizza-based traditional offerings. Diners may choose sides, such as the spinach artichoke dip, pizza, wings, Tuscani pastas, soups, salads, sandwiches or desserts. There are also kid’s meals and treats, including a gummy worm sundae. With easy access from US-31 and not far from downtown Rockford, the franchise location is prime. The possibility of a sports complex coming in across the street is just gravy, according to Cronkright. Over three quarters of a million dollars was invested in the restaurant, and 55 people were hired out of over 500 who applied. Franchise owner Trigo Hospitality has been looking for a location in the Rockford area for about five years, and the newly-built mall was a perfect fit. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight Friday and Saturday. Take-out is also available. The restaurant’s phone number is (616) 863-3311.