Industry News | May 30, 2013

Father-Daughter Team Boost Wingstop's Presence In NC

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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.

“My family and I were first introduced to Wingstop when I attended college in Kingsville, Texas,” says Alexandra Flores. “The food was always delicious, cooked-to-order, and we consistently had a great experience. When we started looking for a new investment, we immediately thought of Wingstop and decided that it was a perfect fit for guests in Charlotte.”

Miguel and Alexandra own and operate several agricultural-based businesses throughout Mexico, including equipment supply stores and several crop plantations.

“As a business owner, it’s easy to embrace the Wingstop concept because the menu is so simple and focused,” Flores says. “Plus, the restaurants have a small footprint and there’s a strong emphasis on carryout, so it takes less time to get off the ground. We’re excited to get started.”

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features classic and boneless wings, chicken strips, and Glider sandwiches, all sauced and tossed in 10 flavors.

Homemade side dishes include fresh-cut seasoned fries made daily from Idaho potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, veggie sticks, and house-made ranch and bleu cheese dips.

“There’s no other concept like Wingstop in Charlotte,” Flores says. “It has a delicious menu that gets you hooked. The wings are made fresh, and I can’t wait for fans to try the fries. Wingstop’s fries are unlike any others with just the right amount of salt and sweet, and I know that as soon as we open our doors, we’ll have lines out the door.”

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