March 12, 2012 // Franchising.com // RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop may not yet offer delivery of its signature wings, but the company made an exception on March 1 when members of the corporate office surprised wing fan Diana Clary and her family with balloons, a platter of Original Hot and Louisiana Rub wings, and a trip for four to Orlando.
Clary was the grand prizewinner in the Wingstop Destination 500 Sweepstakes, where she won a four-day, three-night trip for four to Orlando, Fla.
Wingstop guests were invited to enter the online sweepstakes Dec. 19 through Jan. 19 as part of the company’s 500th restaurant celebration, which recently opened in Brooklyn, N.Y. More than 123,000 entries were submitted for the contest.
“This is so exciting! My family is thrilled,” said Clary. “We are already making plans to take our trip this summer.”
The Destination 500 Sweepstakes also crowned second place winner, Oklahoma City resident Jeannie Pine, with Wings for a Year and two round trip tickets on American Airlines.
Third prize went to Konny Reece Church of North Wilkesboro, N.C. Konny received an autographed Troy Aikman football, $100 in Wingstop Bucks and two round trip American Airlines tickets.
“This was our first national sweepstakes, and it was a huge success,” said Andy Howard, Wingstop Chief Marketing Officer. “We always love giving back to our fans and are so excited for Diana and her family, and all our winners, who helped us to reach 500 stores. Now upward and onward!”
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has 500 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The Wingstop menu features 10 wing flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and the newest offering, Louisiana Rub. 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.