Wingstop Lands New Franchise in Tennessee

Wingstop, the rapidly expanding wing chain with 570 locations, has landed its first restaurant in Jackson, Tennessee. The wing experts are now open and saucing and tossing made-to-order wings at 5 Stonebridge Place.


The new restaurant is the latest opening from Maybach Music Group CEO and platinum recording artist Rick Ross, who also owns two Wingstop locations in Memphis and one restaurant in Miami.


Father-Daughter Team Boost Wingstop's Presence In NC

Wingstop is expanding in North Carolina. The 570-unit chicken wing chain has signed a multiunit development agreement to open the first Wingstop restaurants in Charlotte, beginning with a location on N. Tryon Street this fall.

The new opening is thanks to father-daughter entrepreneurial team Miguel A. Flores Stringel and Alexandra Flores. The pair signed a three-store agreement that also includes Pineville, Matthews, and Harrisburg, North Carolina.

Wingstop Soars High in Q1

Wingstop is off to another strong start in 2013, with same-store sales up 13 percent in the first quarter.

The 565-unit concept also opened 14 new restaurants and signed development agreements to result in an additional 70 locations, bringing the total pipeline of opening commitments to more than 400 worldwide.

Wingstop has achieved nine consecutive years of same-store sales increases. President and CEO Charlie Morrison credits Wingstop’s sales growth to great-tasting products, loyal fans, and its continued emphasis on high-quality service.

With Plans to Expand, Wingstop Hires VP of Int'l Operations

Wingstop recently appointed 20-year restaurant veteran Ted Leovich as its vice president of international operations to support the company’s international expansion.

Leovich is an industry expert and leader who specializes in global corporate and franchise operations and development.

His extensive worldwide experience includes restaurant development and operations in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, with brands such as Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Tony Roma’s.