Wingstop Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock



Wingstop Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common StockWingstop Inc. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common StockWingstop Inc. has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.  The proposed public offering is expected to consist of common stock offered by Wingstop and selling stockholders.  The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares being sold by the selling stockholders in this proposed offering. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Wingstop Inc. has applied to list its common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “WING”.

Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, and Baird are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.  Barclays, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as book-running managers for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained when available from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department; or Jefferies LLC, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department (Tel: +1 877 547 6340, e-mail: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com); or Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Attention: Syndicate Department (Tel: + 1 800 792 2473, e-mail: syndicate@rwbaird.com).

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 750 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 11 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.