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Wingstop Lands its First Location in Queens

2010-12-03 Wingstop today announced it has opened its first location in Queens, New York.

Wingstop: The Official Wings of the L.A. Lakers


The Los Angeles Lakers and Wingstop, the chicken wing chain that has sold over two billion wings, announced a sponsorship in which Wingstop will be the Official Wings Of The Los Angeles Lakers.

The three-year agreement gives Wingstop name and logo rights for use in advertising materials, placement on the Lakers website, and promotional display mentions on the STAPLES Center LED signage during all Lakers regular season home games.


Wingstop Franchise Sales Get Boost with New Hire


David Vernon, the chain's new vice president of franchise sales, spent 13 years as vice president of sales at Sonic Corporation, where he helped grow the company from 1,550 drive-ins to more than 3,500 drives-ins. ...

Wingstop Kicks Off Gameday Meal

2010-10-19 Football season ushers in Boneless Blitz Bundles for hungry fans. ...

Wingstop Helps Dallas Go Freestyle

2010-06-25 Coca-Cola's Freestyle beverage-dispensing machine is now available in Dallas for the first time.

Wingstop on the Lookout for Chicago Franchisees

2010-06-08 Wingstop announces an expansion plan for 50 locations in the Chicago area, and the chain will host a conference in June to share more information about franchising with the company.

Wingstop Honors Top Franchise Performers

2010-04-30 The wing chain celebrated franchise excellence at its national convention at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Wingstop Sells Two Billion Wings in Three Years

2010-04-21 Wingstop announced the milestone at a national convention in Las Vegas recently, and also announced that the company has been acquired by Roark Capital Group.

Wingstop Opens 50th Houston-Area Location

2010-04-15 Franchisees Noel and Angie Silva opened the Wingstop's 50th Houston location in March.

Roark Capital Group Takes Chain Under its Wing

2010-04-13 Roark Capital Group has acquired Wingstop Restaurants, Inc., one of the fastest growing concepts in the U.S.