Wingstop Opens First Hawaii Location

The Wing Experts now Saucing and Tossing in 35 States

DALLAS - Wingstop, America’s fastest-growing chicken wing chain, has landed in Hawaii. Today, The Wing Experts opens its first restaurant in the Aloha State at the Gateway at Mililani Mauka, 95-1830 Meheula Parkway in Mililani, where a traditional Hawaiian blessing is planned for 10 a.m. (local time).

The new location operates under the leadership of Brand Partner Jon Savage, a partner in Asia Pacific Restaurant Group, LLC, the Wingstop Hawaii franchise operator. Savage partners with longtime Wingstop Brand Partner Danny Sonenshine, who owns and operates 27 Wingstop locations throughout the U.S. The new location is the first of 10 planned Hawaii-based restaurants in a multi-unit development agreement.

"We are thrilled to introduce Wingstop to Hawaii and are confident that customers will immediately become Wingstop fans," said Savage. "We’re known as The Wing Experts and we’re inviting local residents to come in and taste what all the excitement is all about."

The new Hawaii restaurant marks the 35th state of entry for the award-winning wing concept. Wingstop now has more than 670 locations open around the world, and is celebrating the company’s 11th consecutive year of same store sales growth.

"We are all very excited to bring Wingstop’s popular menu offerings to our new Hawaii fans, and introduce a whole new level of distinct, bold flavors to the Hawaiian Islands," said Dave Vernon, Wingstop Chief Development Officer. "Additional locations in the state are already in development and the second restaurant will open soon."

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as strips all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Mango Habanero, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot. Sides are made fresh daily including hand-cut seasoned fries, made from #1 Idaho potatoes. Wingstop restaurants in Hawaii will also offer two sides not found at mainland locations– macaroni salad and steamed rice.

Wingstop at The Gateway at Mililani Mauka is open from 10:30 a.m. to midnight daily. To place take-out orders or for more information, call 808-842-WING (9464). For online orders, visit www.wingstop.com.

More information on Wingstop development opportunities and franchising information is available at http://www.wingstopfranchise.com/international.aspx.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 670 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, with locations coming soon to the United Arab Emirates. The Wing Experts menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s world famous hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced more than 10 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a 2014 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was ranked the #3 Top Growth Chain by Nation’s Restaurant News 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 billion. For more information visit www.wingstop.com or www.wingstopfranchise.com. Become a fan of Wingstop by visiting facebook.com/Wingstop or twitter.com/wingstop.

SOURCE Wingstop

Media Contact:

T.J. Griffin
BizCom Associates
214-256-4007
tj@bizcompr.com

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