October 15, 2012 // Franchising.com // RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop, the award-winning wing chain with 520+ restaurants, today opened its first Seattle-area location at 14875 Main Street in Bellevue, Wash.
“We’re excited to introduce Seattle to the Wingstop experience,” said general manager Greg Southern, II. “As the wing experts we’re committed to serving fresh, made-to-order chicken wings, and Bellevue is the perfect spot for fans to get the first taste of our signature flavors and sides.”
As the first Wingstop in Seattle-Tacoma, the Bellevue location is the first of several Wingstop restaurants planned over the next few years.
Raised in Seattle, Southern relocated to Los Angeles where he worked in Wingstop restaurants and was integral in developing the Southern California market, which today has more than 60 locations. About a year-and-a-half ago, he decided the time was right to move back to Seattle and develop the concept in his hometown.
“Wingstop has been a big part of my life and I’m passionate about developing the concept in Seattle,” added Southern. “There’s nothing else like it in the area and I know that wing fans are really going to love it.”
Wingstop of Bellevue will celebrate its grand opening Friday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 11 with a community event weekend, including a wing sampling day, radio remote and Atomic Wing Challenge eating contest.
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 of Bellevue is open daily from 11 a.m. – midnight. More information is available at Wingstop.com, Facebook.com/Wingstop or call 425-974-1142.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 500 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.