Wingstop is heating up Columbus, Ga. this fall with the opening of its first restaurant in the area, located at 2528 Weems Road at the intersection of Whittlesey Blvd. in North Columbus.
Columbus native and local business owner Ed Miller and his wife Marie recently signed a two-store agreement to bring Wingstop to the city. The couple also own four Bruster’s Real Ice Cream locations in Columbus and believe guests will embrace Wingstop and its focus on serving made-to-order wings.
“North Columbus is a growing community and we’re opening in a rapidly developing, popular shopping area,” said Ed Miller. “This is a perfect spot to introduce fans to our signature wings and sauces. Plus, sports and wings go hand-in-hand, and with football season in full swing, the timing is perfect to open our first location.”
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 cut seasoned fries, made daily from Idaho potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad.
Miller’s location, which will seat more than 40 guests, is expected to open in October.
“We’re already working on our grand opening celebration,” added Miller. “We’re planning a wing-eating contest, and are excited to get involved and support the Columbus community.”
With more than 515 restaurants and Fox Sports analyst and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman as its spokesperson, Wingstop is quickly becoming one of the most well known fast casual concepts in the country.
For Wingstop franchise information, please visit wingstopfranchise.com.
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.