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Dallas, TX, United States, 2006/08/02 - Wingstop recently celebrated its 300th opening in Lancaster, Calif., and is now eyeing 500 restaurants by 2008..
Wingstop, a leading chicken wing franchise known for cooked-to-order wings, continues to grow at an impressive pace. The chain recently celebrated its 300th opening with an event at the new Lancaster, Calif. restaurant located at 1838 E. Avenue J.
Wingstop’s current projections call for 500 restaurant openings by 2008, with 100 located in California.
“Although we have planned for this level of expansion, the reality of it continues to pleasantly surprise us,” said Jim Flynn, CEO of Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. “The growth really says two things about us. One, entrepreneurs and business leaders can’t wait to come onboard with us. And two, the country loves our wings.”
Wingstop’s signature bone-in chicken wings and boneless wings are cooked-to-order and available in nine proprietary flavors. There are no heat lamps, microwaves or holding bins in the store and as always, the bone-in wings are prepared fresh, never frozen. Side dishes are made from scratch and prepared daily in each location. Party platters are available for catered events such as office parties, family gatherings and sporting events.
Wingstop offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. The chain now serves boneless wings that are made from 100 percent all-white meat chicken breast coated with a proprietary batter and breading. Wingstop features nine wing flavors, including 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 can 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 550 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 2005. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee, signed on as the chain’s national spokesman in 2003.
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