Industry News | March 8, 2001

Wingstop Location Opens

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On March 8, Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. opened its first Oklahoma City, Oklahoma location at 3631 NW 39th Street. The official grand opening celebration will take place in April.

Kofi and Vyonne Kyerematen, Oklahoma City residents, are the new owner-operators of the Wingstop. Former owners of a sandwich shop in Plano, Texas, the Kyerematen's learned of the franchise opportunity from a friend who knew the owner of two Wingstop restaurants in Dallas.

Jim Deering, president of Wingstop, reported that the Oklahoma City store is their 25th to open, in just over 2 and a half years, with another 42 under development in Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma. The company plans to continue on its accelerated track until it reaches a national presence.

"The first day we were open a lot of curious diners wandered in," said Vyonne Kyerematen. "The second day got busier and the third day we were packed. And, that's without any advertising yet!" The restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 11:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. The Kyerematens chose the NW 39th Street location because it is in a high traffic area that is heavily lighted and anchored by a 24-hour grocery store. "We also liked that it is located on historic Route 66," said Kofi.