Wingstop announced a multi-store development agreement to open its first restaurants in Southeast Asia.

The agreement with Abaavo Group Private Limited will bring 20 Wingstop locations to Singapore.

“This agreement is a huge milestone for our international development,” says Dave Vernon, chief development officer at Wingstop.

“Singapore represents the first country Wingstop will enter in Southeast Asia and will serve as a model as we continue to expand overseas,” he adds. “Singapore is primed for a great chicken wing concept, and the team behind Abaavo brings great knowledge of the area and the operational experience to set us up for success.”

Internationally, Wingstop has 15 locations open in Mexico, as well as a master agreement for 120 stores to be opened in the next decade.

It also recently signed a 50-store deal for its first locations in Russia.

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