Industry News | April 6, 2011

Sales Keep Rising at Wingstop

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Wingstop announced that same store sales for the first quarter are up 2.5 percent over the same quarter last year.  

The 480-unit chain sold more than 5 million wings on Super Bowl Sunday—a record for the company—opened six new stores, and awarded development agreements for 31 new locations since January. Additionally, the company’s international spokesman, Troy Aikman, joined the Wingstop Board of Directors in February.

Wingstop will continue to break new ground in the coming months. The company will introduce a new, limited-time-only menu item in mid-April, launch its first iPhone application this summer, and open its 500th location this fall.

“Last year was definitely one for the books, and 2011 is off to an even stronger start,” says Jim Flynn, Wingstop CEO. “We have so many milestones on the horizon, especially opening our 500th location. I give all credit to the corporate team, our hard-working franchise system of Brand Partners, and our guests for appreciating the quality of a fresh, made-to-order product.”

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken wings, Wingstop features traditional and boneless wings sauced and tossed in nine proprietary flavors, including Original Hot, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic Parmesan, and side dishes like fresh-cut, seasoned fries. The company has experienced same store sales growth for seven consecutive years and 30 of the past 31 quarters.