April 18, 2013 // Franchising.com // RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop recently appointed 20-year restaurant veteran Ted Leovich as its Vice President of International Operations to support the company’s international expansion.
Leovich is an industry expert and leader who specializes in global corporate and franchise operations and development. His extensive worldwide experience includes restaurant development and operations in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific with brands such as Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Tony Roma’s.
“We are primed to tremendously increase our international presence in the coming years,” said Dave Vernon, Chief Development Officer at Wingstop. “We knew the time was right to create a position specifically designed to spearhead our international growth and with his extensive experience, Ted is the perfect fit.”
Wingstop recently signed a 50-store master development agreement to expand the concept into Russia and a 20-store agreement to enter Singapore. Wingstop has a master agreement for 120 restaurants in Mexico, with 18 locations open and three under development.
More information on international development opportunities and franchising is available at www.wingstopfranchise.com/international-development.aspx.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 560 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The “Wing Experts” menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 intense flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked fresh, sauced and hand-tossed to order and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced nine 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. Wingstop is owned 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.