November 19, 2009 // Franchising.com // LANSING, Ill. – The Lansing Wingstop, located at 17707 Torrence Avenue, recently placed number nine on the national M.J. City Guides poll ranking the "Best Wings in America." The poll attracted thousands of voters across the country.
"We are particularly proud of this achievement, considering we've been open for less than a year," said Wingstop of Lansing owner Kim Moline. "I'm extremely grateful to a very loyal customer base for taking the time to vote for us."
The Lansing Wingstop will celebrate its one-year anniversary next month. Moline, a Chicago-native, became a Wingstop franchisee after a career in wire manufacturing.
"I had a brief stint in the restaurant business before I started manufacturing, and I never really lost my love for it," he said. "I used to travel the country with my manufacturing position and would stop and eat at Wingstop whenever I could, because at the time there weren't any locations in Chicago. I started looking for a business opportunity that would keep me closer to home. That's when I remembered Wingstop."
There are currently 12 Wingstop restaurants in the Chicagoland area, with plans for additional stores over the next few years. Wingstop of Lansing is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.
Wingstop offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop features nine wing flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, and Hickory Smoked BBQ. The wings are cooked-to-order and customers can also choose from homemade side dishes including fresh-cut seasoned fries, bourbon baked beans, potato salad, creamy cole slaw, vegetable sticks, rolls and assorted dipping sauces. Wingstop has received an American Business Award for Best Overall Company and was 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.