Industry News | October 16, 2012

Wingstop Takes Flight in Bellevue, Washington

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Wingstop, the award-winning wing chain with more than 520 restaurants, opened its first Seattle-area location in Bellevue, Washington.

“We’re excited to introduce Seattle to the Wingstop experience,” says general manager Greg Southern. “As the wing experts, we’re committed to serving fresh, made-to-order chicken wings, and Bellevue is the perfect spot for fans to get the first taste of our signature flavors and sides.”

As the first Wingstop in Seattle-Tacoma, the Bellevue location is the first of several Wingstop restaurants planned over the next few years.

Raised in Seattle, Southern relocated to Los Angeles and worked in Wingstop restaurants. He was integral in developing the Southern California market, which today has more than 60 locations.

About a year-and-a-half ago, he decided the time was right to move back to Seattle and develop the concept in his hometown.

“Wingstop has been a big part of my life, and I’m passionate about developing the concept in Seattle,” Southern adds. “There’s nothing else like it in the area and I know that wing fans are really going to love it.”

Wingstop of Bellevue will celebrate its grand opening Friday, November 9–Sunday, November 11 with a community event weekend, including a wing sampling day, radio remote, and Atomic Wing Challenge eating contest.

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

Homemade side dishes include fresh seasoned fries—cut daily from Idaho potatoes—baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.