Wingstop

Though 2013 has just begun, restaurant operators should keep at least one eye on 2015, when new credit card standards will begin to reshape how most customers pay for goods and services.

By October 2015, all restaurants and other merchants will be subjected to new Europay, Mastercard, and...

Wingstop, the award-winning chicken wing chain with more than 530 locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico, has signed a master development agreement to expand its international presence into Russia.

Wingstop, the 530-unit, award-winning wing chain, has opened its first restaurant in Michigan, located at 25110 Evergreen Road in Southfield.

Wingstop announces Dave Vernon has been promoted to chief development officer where he will be responsible for the overall growth of the franchise network, including domestic, international, and non-traditional expansion.

November 2012

In many respects, Cinnabon isn’t the brand it was just one decade ago. From the company’s growing beverage line to menu introductions like Center of the Roll and Cinnabon Stix, life within a Cinnabon’s four walls has shifted in the 21st century.

But executives realized a...

Thanks to the dedication of veteran franchisee Donnie Reeves, Wingstop is officially landing in Utah next year.

As a former owner-operator of multiple Wingstop locations in El Paso, Texas, and current owner of two in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, area, Reeves recently decided to forgo...

Wingstop, the award-winning wing chain with more than 520 restaurants, opened its first Seattle-area location in Bellevue, Washington.

“We’re excited to introduce Seattle to the Wingstop experience,” says general manager Greg Southern. “As the wing experts, we...

October 2012

It would seem strange these days to attend a Super Bowl party that didn’t have chicken wings available on the snack line. Wings are America’s “party food,” showing up at all manner of celebrations, from tailgating to graduation parties.

But now that party is...

Wingstop announces that same store sales for the third quarter are up 16 percent over the same quarter last year and 13 percent for the year to date.

Now that football teams across the country are facing off in the NFL’s 2012 season, which kicked off last week, many quick serves are beginning a gridiron contest of their own.

Marketing and advertising efforts designed around the NFL are an increasingly hot commodity in the...

August 2012

Wingstop’s executive chairman of the board, Jim Flynn, isn’t shy about comparing his brand to McDonald’s.

“I want to say we’re going to be the McDonald’s of the wing industry, and basically, we are at this point,” he says. “Because there...

Just as football season is heating up, Wingstop and the University of Miami announced that the award-winning chicken wing chain was named the Preferred Wings of the University of Miami Hurricanes.

As a new official partner, University of Miami student, alumni, and fans, will receive...

August 2012

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To support its rapid expansion, Wingstop has formed advertising cooperatives in Phoenix, San Diego, and Denver, and named DB&M Media as agency of record for the newly created co-ops.

A Los Angeles-based marketing and media firm, DB&M Media will spearhead...

Wingstop announced today that same-store sales for the second quarter are up 12.6 percent over the same quarter last year and 11.5 percent for the year to date.

“The popularity of chicken wings is bigger than ever,” says Charlie Morrison, who was named Wingstop president and...

Neil Frank is saying goodbye to corporate America, and hello to wings.

Frank, a former strategic marketing manager/software engineer, has decided to trade in his corporate badge and become his own boss, with plans to open three Wingstop locations in Virginia. He hopes to open...

Wingstop is flying high in Oregon. The 515-unit wing chain announced today that the company has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open 12 new restaurants throughout the state of Oregon.

The Wingstop Board of Directors today announced Charles Morrison has been named president and chief executive officer of the company. Morrison replaces James Flynn, who becomes executive chairman of the Board.

Wingstop celebrated the accomplishments of five talented Dallas-Fort Worth high school athletes with a special reception and awards presentation at the KTVT-TV CBS studios in Fort Worth on June 7.

The Richardson, Texas-based wing chain honored student athletes throughout the...