Wingstop’s same store sales for the third quarter are up 5.6 percent over the same quarter last year, and up 4.7 percent for the year-to-date, marking more than eight consecutive years of positive sales for the brand.
“That we have experienced eight straight years of same store sales increases is truly a testament to our network of franchise partners,” said Jim Flynn, CEO and president of Wingstop. “We work with some of the strongest, most focused operators in the industry and their passion for the Wingstop brand is the cornerstone of our success.”
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings, strips and the chain’s newest offering — Glider sandwiches — all sauced and tossed in nine original flavors.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 490 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The Wingstop menu features nine wing flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, and Hickory Smoked BBQ. Wings are made fresh, cooked-to-order and customers can also choose from homemade side dishes including Wingstop’s award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced eight consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was crowned Wing King at the National Buffalo Wing Festival and has been voted ‘best wings’ in markets across the country. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, has served as the chain’s national spokesman since 2003 and recently joined the Wingstop Board of Directors. Wingstop was acquired in 2010 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1.0 billion.