Wingstop announced that same-store sales for the first quarter are up 10.5 percent over the same quarter last year. The chain, with more than 500 units, has now experienced positive comp sales for more than eight consecutive years.
In addition to double digit comp sales increases, Wingstop signed franchise agreements that will result in 58 new locations in the U.S., a new first quarter record for the company.
The development agreements will result in multiple locations in Detroit; Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Allentown, Pennsylvania; Lexington and Columbia, South Carolina; Metairie, Louisiana; Savannah, Georgia; Phoenix; and Hawaii.
“We are coming off one of our most successful quarters in the company’s history,” says Jim Flynn, Wingstop president and CEO. “A sales increase into the double digits is a huge milestone for our brand. We credit new partnerships with experienced franchisees, newly implemented social media programs, and an increased focus on local store marketing efforts within our communities.”
The company was also recently listed as a Top 10 Facebook growth brand on the Restaurant Social Media Index.
To date, Wingstop has opened eight restaurants this year, and plans to open 17 to 20 locations in the second quarter. The company acknowledges its numerous marketing, operations, and social media programs and product launches for the recent sales surge, including:
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