Wingstop to Add 20 Restaurants in Philadelphia

National wing chain to host franchise event Sept. 21 - 22

RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop, which was recently named to Zagat's 2011 National Fast Food Survey, is expanding in Philadelphia. The 485-unit chain currently plans to add an additional 20 locations in the area over the next several years.

Wingstop representatives will be at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport Sept. 21 and 22 to meet one-on-one with potential franchisees about expansion opportunities. Wingstop currently has a franchised location across from Temple University, which is owned by pro athlete and Temple alum Raheem Brock.

″Our Philadelphia restaurant has a very loyal fan following which creates a lot of potential for expansion," said Steve Sweetman, director of franchise sales for Wingstop. "That, coupled with the simple operating platform of cooked-to-order wings and fresh-cut fries makes Wingstop an ideal concept for entrepreneurs and multi-unit operators in the city."

Wingstop was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 1997. With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken wings, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings in flavors including Original Hot, Lemon Pepper and Garlic Parmesan, and side dishes like fresh-cut, seasoned fries.

Event registration: To schedule a one-on-one meeting to learn more about development opportunities, please contact Steve Sweetman at ssweetman@wingstop.com,919-870-7860 or visit www.wingstopfranchise.com.

Qualifications: A minimum net worth of $400,000 and liquid capital of $200,000 is required.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 485 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. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop.

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