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Temple, TX, United States, 2005/10/20 - Looking to spice up the palates of hungry patrons with a love for great tasting chicken wings, Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. opened its first Temple, Texas location on Oct. 11..
Mike Beheler, of Broken Wings 3, Inc., opened the new location at 3024 South 31st St. in the Market Place Shopping Center by HEB across 31st Street from the mall. Beheler also owns two Wingstops in Waco, Texas.
“We have received a great response in the short time we’ve been open,” said Beheler. “Several of my Waco customers are Temple residents that are happy to now have their own Wingstop. I’m excited that I could bring Wingstop closer to their homes.”
In addition, the Temple location will be serving Wingstop’s new 100 percent, all-white chicken breast boneless wings. Wingstop selected the new wings, which feature a proprietary batter and breading recipe along with marinated breast meat, after extensive research into the consumer market for chicken products. The boneless wings are available in any of Wingstop’s nine proprietary wing flavors or unsauced with your choice of Hickory Smoked BBQ, honey mustard or ranch dressing on the side.
The new Wingstop is open from 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Orders can be phoned in to the new location at (254) 773-9565.
Wingstop offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. The chain features nine proprietary wing flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, and our brand new Hickory Smoked BBQ. The wings are always made-to-order and served steaming hot. Customers also choose from homemade side dishes: fresh-cut seasoned fries, bourbon baked beans, pearl potato salad, creamy cole slaw, vegetable sticks, rolls and assorted dipping sauces.
Wingstop has more than 400 restaurants either open or under development in 25 states and consistently tops industry growth rankings. Wingstop was chosen Festival Favorite Restaurant at the 2005 National Buffalo Wing Festival and their Cajun sauce took first place honors for the Best Creative Spicy Sauce in the festival’s blind taste test. In July 2005, Wingstop ranked number 13 in Restaurant Business’ Top 50 Growth Chains (ranked by percentage increase in units) and was ranked the number one chicken wing chain by Entrepreneur magazine in 2004.
Troy Aikman, former Dallas Cowboy and three-time Super Bowl champion, signed on as the chain’s national spokesman in 2003.