Wingstop recently honored its top performing brand partners in sales, hospitality, service, and other areas during the company’s national convention at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The honorees of the 2008-2009 “Golden Goose” awards included single-store and multi-unit operators from a variety of backgrounds across the country. The chain also honored more than 60 stores as Million Dollar Club Members, for grossing more than one million in sales throughout the year. Top Gun Awards, recognizing stores for superior cleanliness, quality, and hospitality, were presented to more than 60 restaurants as well.

Other top honorees included:

·Nick and Lou Nardello of Chicago: Best Overall Sales

·Alfredo and Paulita Abellon of San Carlos, California: Single-Unit Operator of the Year

·Danny Sonenshine of Southern California: Multi-Unit Operator of the Year

·Thomas Tran of Houston: First Place, Mystery Shop

·Nathan Cage of Lubbock, Texas: Local Store Marketer of the Year

·Southern California Wingstop Advertising Association: Advertising Co-op of the Year

The Wingstop Vendor Partner of the Year award went to Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Peco Foods, Inc.

“It’s due to our strong network of brand partners that Wingstop continues to soar in these tough economic times,” says Jim Flynn, Wingstop CEO. “The franchisees honored at our convention consistently deliver the highest quality product, hospitality, and service to guests. It’s thanks to them and their outstanding staff and team members that Wingstop is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the country.”

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