Seattle Seahawk Sidney Rice is using the off-season to earn his wings. The wide receiver has signed on with Wingstop, the 570-unit wing expert restaurant chain, to open five new locations in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders cornerback Shawntae Spencer is teaming up with Wingstop to bring 15 restaurants to his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Spencer retired from the NFL earlier this year, but started contemplating his future beyond football while he was still playing.
Wingstop is expanding in Ohio. The 570-unit chicken wing chain has signed a four-store development agreement to grow its presence throughout the Cincinnati area.
The agreement is with Los Pollos Hermanos LLC, a group comprised of longtime business partners and Cincinnati residents Maurice Vilaboy and John Wacker.
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.
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 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.
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.
Wingstop is satisfying Chicago’s craving for wings with the opening of its newest restaurant. Located at 2240 South Cicero Ave. in Cicero, Illinois, this is the 21st Wingstop in the Chicago area.
Wingstop announced a multi-store development agreement to open its first restaurants in Southeast Asia.
The agreement with Abaavo Group Private Limited will bring 20 Wingstop locations to Singapore.
“This agreement is a huge milestone for our international development,” says Dave Vernon, chief development officer at Wingstop.