Wingstop Lands Second Restaurant in North Charleston

Almost ten years after introducing North Charleston to its first Wingstop, John Hanekamp has opened his second restaurant at 7250 Rivers Avenue, and is ready to sauce and toss wings for the growing number of fans in the North Area Corridor.

Hanekamp opened South Carolina’s first Wingstop in 2003 and is now bringing Wingstop’s fresh, made-to-order wings and seasoned fries to a new neighborhood of Wingstop fanatics.

“Both of my restaurants are in North Charleston, but in different areas, so we are conveniently located for almost everyone,” Hanekamp said. “We’re excited to bring Wingstop to fans in the Rivers Avenue area and introduce our wings to new guests as well.”

The Mt. Pleasant resident opened his first North Charleston location after trying Wingstop when he lived in Colorado, then quickly became a wing fanatic himself.

“I tried my first Wingstop in Denver and thought it was an awesome product,” said Hanekamp. “I decided to relocate to South Carolina and create a presence in this market because at the time there was none. After being open for a successful nine years, I was ready to expand. Because Wingstop is something I believe in, I plan to add even more locations in the coming years.”

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings, strips and the chain’s newest offering – Glider sandwiches – all sauced and tossed in 10 original flavors and side dishes like fresh-cut, seasoned fries.

The new North Charleston Wingstop, located at 7250 Rivers Ave, is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. To place call-ahead orders or more information, contact 843-261-9464 (WING). For online orders, or to locate the nearest Wingstop, visit

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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, or