Sophomore business major Ali Ramzanali opened a Wing Zone franchise restaurant in College Station this fall, with help from his co-owner, father Rahman Ramzanali.

The Mays student hopes to get even more hands-on managerial and restaurant training while running Wing Zone.

“My father bought a Wing Zone franchise in Houston, where I worked with him as a manager for two years,” Ali told The Bryan-College Station Eagle. “I have always admired my father, and he has taught me a lot.  He has always pushed me to be my best. Since we are now co-owners, we have a partnership and that has strengthened our relationship.”

Wing Zone was created in 1991 and has since expanded to more than 74 restaurants nationwide. The hot spot offer 25 flavors of wings as well as sandwiches, appetizers, salads and other entrees.

Ali says Wing Zone is a stepping-stone to his goals. “Eventually I want to take over and allow my father to retire, then maybe start another business,” he said.