October 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // RICHARDSON, Texas – Maybach Music Group CEO and platinum recording artist Rick Ross is heating up Memphis with the opening of his latest Wingstop, located at 4697 Poplar Ave.
Ross, who rapped about his love for Wingstop and Lemon-Pepper flavored wings on his hit album Teflon Don, has a multi-unit, multi-state deal with Wingstop.
“We’ve totally hit the spot here in Memphis,” said Ross. “I like being able to share my favorite wings and empowering the community with jobs at the same time.”
The restaurant opens just in time for Memphis Madness, the University of Memphis basketball kickoff event, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the FedEx Arena. As the Official Wings of the Memphis Tigers, Wingstop will offer specials for fans during the game, and free wings for a year for one lucky winner.
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings, chicken strips and Glider sandwiches – all sauced and tossed in 10 original flavors. Homemade side dishes include fresh seasoned fries, cut daily from Idaho potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad.
Wingstop Memphis is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. More information is available at Wingstop.com or Facebook.com/Wingstop.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 520 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. With a sole focus on chicken wings, the Wingstop menu features 10 wing flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and 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, 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 affiliates of 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.