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Dallas, TX, United States, 2005/08/03 - Looking to spice up the palates of hungry patrons with a love for great tasting chicken wings, Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. opened its first Rockville location on Monday, July 18..
Howard Walsh, owner of WingIt Enterprises II, LLC, opened the location at 14925 Shady Grove Road, Unit H. He also owns a Wingstop restaurant in Gaithersburg, Md. which opened in 2002.
Walsh became interested in Wingstop after his brother-in-law, who lives in Texas and is a Wingstop patron, introduced him to the concept.
“The quality of the food attracted me as well as the simplicity of the concept,” said Walsh. “The feedback from the customers is always great. Everyone loves the wings.”
The new Wingstop is open 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Orders can be phoned in to the new location at (301) 309-9464.
The chain offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop 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. In 2004, Wingstop was ranked the number one chicken wing chain by Entrepreneur magazine and number four in Restaurants & Institutions’ Top 400 Sales-Growth Leaders (the only wing chain in the top ten). In July 2005, Wingstop ranked number 13 in Restaurant Business’ Top 50 Growth Chains (ranked by percentage increase in units). Troy Aikman, former Dallas Cowboy and three-time Super Bowl champion, signed on as the chain’s national spokesman in 2003.