Industry News | March 5, 2010

Wingstop Opens 50th Restaurant In City of Angels

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Wingstop has opened its 50th restaurant in the Los Angeles area, one of the most successful markets for the chain. The restaurant, located at 6792 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach, California, opened its doors last week.

Wingstop opened its first Los Angeles location in 2004 and has grown to more than 90 locations across California, says Wingstop CEO Jim Flynn.

"Wingstop has experienced great success in the LA area because we remain focused on two things: efficient carryout service and serving quality chicken wings as our core menu item," Flynn says. "Guests used to drive for miles to get our wings. Now, because of the strong concentration of stores, we are just down the road."

The Cherry Avenue location is the 15th store for franchisee Far West Restaurant Group, which opened its first location in 2005. Far West is led by president Danny Sonenshine, vice president of operations Jorge Ortiz, regional manager Amador Avila and district manager John Chappell.

"The Wingstop brand has taken hold and grown in Southern California," Sonenshine says. “I attribute that success to the hard work and effort of our diverse group of franchise brand partners, and because we offer a great product."

The Cherry Avenue location is open from 10:30 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

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