August 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - After announcing his 25-location Wingstop franchise expansion this week, rapper/entrepreneur Rick Ross is gearing up to celebrate his two recently opened restaurants in Memphis. With five Wingstop locationsin the area, the Union Avenue location (which opened in June) and Bartlett Boulevard (which opened in May) are welcomed additions.
"It is most definitely an exciting time for me and what I like to call the 'Boss Wings' team when we open a new Wingstop," said Ross, who is coming personally to host the grand opening celebrations."Not only is it growth for us, but also growth for the community, providing jobs, good food and a family environment for the people of that city. We definitely look forward to continuing to help grow the Memphis area."
Today, during the Union Avenue (1619 Union Ave., Memphis,901-726-5839) grand opening, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton will bestow Ross with a symbolic key to the city, honoring the economic and community contributions the Wingstop locations have provided for the city.The Bartlett Boulevard (2839 Bartlett Blvd., Memphis,901-213-0130) grand opening event will be Thursday, Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m., where, along with promotional giveaways, guests will also have the chance to receive an autograph and take photos with the Wingstop multi-unit franchisee.
"It's a huge honor for me and my team to have Mayor Wharton give me the key to the city. In every city weopena Wingstop, it is our goal to make a positiveimpact. Weappreciate his support," Ross added.
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Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 660 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia and Singapore. The "Wing Experts" menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub. Wingstop's wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop's award winning hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 10 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 over $3.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com,twitter.com/wingstop or facebook.com/Wingstop.