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Dallas, TX, United States, 2008/06/17 - The American Business Awards were presented last week and Wingstop, a national chicken wing chain, won the ‘Stevie’ for “Best Overall Company”, 2500 employees or more category.
Wingstop won two Stevie Awards for Best Overall Company, companies with more than 2500 employees category, and Best TV or Cinema Ad Campaign in The 2008 American Business Awards last night.
The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.
Wingstop was one of six companies that won multiple Stevie Awards, the other five included Harrah's Entertainment, JohnHancock, Lifelock, Omniture, and The Marketing Arm.
Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
“Each year the competition is more fierce,” said Andy Howard, executive vice president of marketing, purchasing and R&D for Wingstop. “We are very honored to receive these prestigious awards and want to thank our brand partners, employees, and customers.”
The winning Wingstop TV Ad Campaign, “Wing Fanatics”, was produced by El Creative Design and Advertising of Dallas and directed by Stone Core Films.
In winning the Stevie for Best Overall Company, Wingstop beat out other finalists including Kronos Incorported and McAfee. In winning the Best TV Ad Campaign award, Wingstop nudged out such finalists as Accuray, LifeLock and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at stevieawards.com
Wingstop (wingstop.com) offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. The chain also serves boneless wing strips made from 100 percent all-white meat chicken breast coated with a proprietary batter and breading. Wingstop features nine wing flavors: Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, and Hickory Smoked BBQ. The wings are always made-to-order and served steaming hot. Customers also can choose from homemade side dishes including fresh-cut seasoned fries, bourbon baked beans, pearl potato salad, creamy cole slaw, vegetable sticks, rolls and assorted dipping sauces.
Wingstop has more than 600 restaurants either open or under development in 28 states and consistently tops industry growth rankings.
Wingstop is 125th on Entrepreneur’s 2008 Franchise 500 list. The chain was also chosen Wing King at the 2006 National Buffalo Wing Festival. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, has served as the chain’s national spokesman since 2003. Aikman extended his contract in 2006 for three years, as Wingstop has posted 19 consecutive quarters of comp store sales increases since the partnership.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards (stevieawards.com) are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in business worldwide.