Wingstop Appoints Industry Veteran Jay Young as General Counsel
DALLAS - November 12, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Jay Young to the position of General Counsel. Young joins Wingstop during a year of record-setting growth and will serve on the Company’s executive leadership team reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Morrison.
"We are delighted to welcome Jay, a great addition to the Wingstop team," said Charlie Morrison, Wingstop President and CEO. "Jay is a highly-experienced executive whose business and legal acumen will be invaluable to us as we continue to aggressively grow our proven concept. We look forward to his contributions."
Young brings more than 18 years of legal expertise to Wingstop, including an extensive background in the restaurant and financial services industries. Before joining Wingstop, Young served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CEC Entertainment (Chuck E. Cheese), a nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment. Prior to CEC Entertainment, Young was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, for seven years, and Assistant General Counsel at UBS. He received a Bachelor’s in economics from Southern Methodist University, as well as a dual J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.
Young will be responsible for supporting the continued growth of the Wingstop brand both domestically and internationally.
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 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.