Wingstop Restaurants Inc. announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Richardson, Texas, to The Crossings II, a professional building at 5501 LBJ Fwy. in Dallas. The move follows the biggest year of growth in Wingstop history, resulting in 74 new restaurant openings and franchise development agreements for more than 180 domestic locations and more than 40 international locations.
Wingstop and Dr. Pepper launched the first-ever #FlavorFight contest on social media, inviting fans to vote for their favorite Wingstop flavors and the chance to win prizes. Fans of the wing brand can choose between two flavors in a series of flavor fights on Twitter and Facebook.
Through December 23, Wingstop enthusiasts have a chance to win GameStop gifts cards for the WWE 2K14 game and the ultimate prize of a one-year supply of wings from Wingstop.
Wingstop officially entered the Charlotte market with the opening of its first unit located at 9211 N. Tryon St.
The new Wingstop, located across from the UNC Charlotte campus, was opened by brand partners Alexandra Acosta and Miguel A. Flores Stringel, a father-daughter team. The duo, which owns and operates several agricultural-based businesses throughout Mexico, signed a three-store agreement earlier this year. They have plans to open two additional locations in Matthew and Harrisburg, North Carolina.
Wingstop opens a new restaurant location in Independence, Missouri, where wing enthusiasts in the Kansas City-area now have an additional location to get their wing fix.
Wingstop of Independence is located at 11825 U.S. Highway 40 and serves as the 11th in the state of Missouri, and the third in the Kansas City-area. The new store is thanks to Brand Partner, Jason Scheer, who became a Wingstop fan after trying the flavors of the brand.
Wingstop reached another milestone with the opening of its 600th location in Sterling, Virginia.
“As we wrap-up our 10th consecutive year of same-store sales growth, the 600th store milestone is a testament to the strength of the Wingstop business model,” says Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison. “The D.C. metro area is a key growth market for Wingstop as we continue to expand our system to more than 1,000 restaurants worldwide.”
The Phoenix-area has a new location to get their wing fix. Wingstop opened a new location in Gilbert, Arizona, at 3757 South Gilbert Rd.
The location is the 10th Wingstop restaurant in the Phoenix-area, and the 15th in Arizona. It is also the 36th location to open under longtime Wingstop brand partner Charles Loflin, who currently operates locations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Wingstop is opening its newest wing location in Detroit at 1331 8 Mile Rd. with some added Detroit history.
John Draper, brand partner and operator of the newest Michigan Wingstop, makes this location the fourth location in the state and the first in the Detroit area. Local wing aficionados not only can stop in for game days and local events, but customers can also see a compilation of vintage Tuskegee Airmen photos adorning the Wingstop walls.
Wingstop opened its third location in Columbus, Ohio, for fans to get their wing fix. The award-winning chicken chain recently opened a new restaurant at 1823 Morse Rd. in front of Menards.
The new location is thanks to Wingstop franchisee, Matthew Morrison, who signed a multi-unit development deal in hopes of furthering Wingstop’s introduction throughout the Columbus area. Morrison owns and operates another Columbus Wingstop location at 2836 Stelzer Road and has plans for development of the fourth Columbus, Ohio, Wingstop the beginning of 2014 in Whitehall.
Wingstop announced the opening of a new restaurant near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line at 182 Goodman Rd. West in the Southaven, Mississippi, area.
Fans can thank Maybach Music Group CEO and platinum recording artist Rick Ross, who also owns multiple Wingstop locations in the Tennessee and Florida markets.
Wingstop announced it will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in La Cañada on Saturday, October 19 with a special offer for every customer that walks in on that day.
Guests can participate in the location’s Take 5 event to receive five free classic or boneless wings, tossed in their choice of Wingstop’s flavors. The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no purchase.