DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- Wingstop, the chicken wing chain that has sold over 1.8 billion wings, is launching an expansion campaign designed to add more than two dozen restaurants throughout the Washington, D.C. area over the next five years.
The expansion effort begins with a Tour & Taste franchise event at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza at 2 p.m. February 25 where franchise prospects will have an opportunity to learn about Wingstop's plans, meet with company executives and sample the chain's award-winning wings.
Wingstop has four locations in Maryland and Alexandria, Va. and, based on the success of those stores, believes the area is ready for more.
"Our restaurants in the D.C. area have a loyal fan following," said Bruce Evans, vice president of franchise development for Wingstop. "We plan to open 75 stores in the Northeast over the next several years, and see at least 25 of those restaurants in the D.C. area."
Dallas-based Wingstop was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 1997. Wingstop recently experienced a record 26 consecutive quarters of positive comp stores sales and systemwide sales have grown from $11.9 million in 2000 to $306.7 million in 2009.
WHO: Small business owners, multi-unit franchisees and
entrepreneurs interested in learning about opening
and operating Wingstop in the Northeast.
WHAT: Wingstop Tour & Taste Franchise Event
WHEN: Thursday, February 25
Event registration: 1:30 – 2 p.m.; Event: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
REGISTER: For registration information, event details and more,
please visit www.wingstopevent.com.
Founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas, Wingstop has more than 440 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. With a sole focus on chicken wings, 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 more than six consecutive years of positive sales increases, received multiple American Business Awards, was crowned Wing King at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, honored with the 2009 Consumers' Choice in Chains Award, and has been named 'best wings' by outlets 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.