Wingstop Debuts iPad App, Tap Into Wings Sweepsakes

Wingstop is now just a few taps away thanks to the introduction of the Wingstop iPad app.

And to celebrate, the award-winning wing chain is giving away five custom-engraved Wingstop iPad 3 tablets as part of its “Tap Into Wings” Facebook sweepstakes. Each customer that likes the official Wingstop Facebook page can enter to win.

Wingstop Lands in Hialeah-Miami Lakes, Florida

Wingstop is flying high in Hialeah-Miami Lakes. The award-winning hot wing chain has opened its 13th South Florida restaurant at 6408 NW 186th St.  

“We’re so excited to bring another Wingstop to Hialeah-Miami Lakes wing fanatics,” says Tina Howell, who owns the new restaurant and the Wingstop in Miami Gardens. “We just opened our doors, and already fans are lining up to try our fresh, made-to-order wings and fries. We’re excited to be part of the community.”

Wingstop to Double Chicago Presence with 25 New Units

Ten years after opening its first Chicago location, Wingstop has announced plans to double the company’s presence in the area, adding more than 25 locations, including five new restaurants scheduled to open this year.

To support the expansion effort, Wingstop has formed an advertising cooperative and named Prime Time Marketing (PTM) as its agency of record for the Chicago DMA. PTM, a Chicago-based marketing and media firm, will spearhead advertising for the area franchisees, including television, online, social, and print campaigns.

OC Metro Magazine Honors Local Wingstop Owner

Danny Sonenshine

Orange County, California, Wingstop owner Danny Sonenshine was recently named to OC METRO magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 List.

Each year, OC METRO magazine, Orange County’s premier business and lifestyle publication, selects a group of young professionals who have proven that they have what it takes to make a difference in Orange County through passion, enthusiasm, and drive.

Wingstop Signs Multi-Unit Deal in the Southeast

Wingstop is expanding in the Southeast thanks to a development agreement to open several new locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Richard Connolly of Hilton Head, S.C. has signed a multi-unit development agreement that includes Savannah, Pooler, Hinesville, and Fort Stewart in the state of Georgia and Lexington and Richland Counties in the state of South Carolina.

Connolly, who also owns 13 Panera Bread locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina, was drawn to Wingstop’s ease of operations and focused menu of cooked-to-order wings and sides.

Wingstop Signs Development Agreement in Philadelphia

Wingstop announced the company has signed a development agreement that will result in eight new restaurants in the Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia native Richard Johnson of Jomartt Enterprises, L.P., has signed a multi-unit development agreement and expects to open his first location this winter. Johnson, a former McDonald’s franchisee, was drawn to Wingstop’s ease of operations and focus on cooked-to-order wings.

Wingstop Sales Up 10.5% in First Quarter

Wingstop announced that same-store sales for the first quarter are up 10.5 percent over the same quarter last year. The chain, with more than 500 units, has now experienced positive comp sales for more than eight consecutive years.

In addition to double digit comp sales increases, Wingstop signed franchise agreements that will result in 58 new locations in the U.S., a new first quarter record for the company.

Wingstop Named Official Wings of LA Dodgers

Batter up! Just in time for Opening Day, Wingstop has been named the official wings of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Angels.

The sponsorship includes more than 60 Wingstop locations throughout Southern California, including restaurants in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange counties.

A New Team

On a brisk 50-degree Saturday afternoon in High Point, North Carolina, Red Mango founder Dan Kim and NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte greeted nearly 800 customers at the frozen yogurt concept’s newest store.

Smiles filled the restaurant as customers enjoyed a free yogurt, snapped pictures, and celebrated the opening of the savory establishment.

“In today’s fast-paced world, I see the hectic, multitasking lives people lead,” Labonte says. “People want to get in

and get out with something they enjoy in hand. Red Mango can be just that product.”