Just as baseball season is heating up, Wingstop Sacramento Valley and the Stockton Ports announced the award-winning wing chain is the official wings of the minor league baseball team for the 2013 season.
To kick off the partnership, Wingstop threw out the first pitch on Thursday, May 2 and gave away baseball caps to the first 500 attendees at the game.
As part of the sponsorship, Wingstop launched a text campaign exclusively for Stockton Ports game attendees. During 35 home games, fans will be prompted during the 6th mid-inning to text and receive special offers from Sacramento Valley Wingstop restaurants.
“There’s no better match-up than wings and sports and we are proud that Wingstop is the Official Place for Wings for the Stockton Ports Baseball Team,” said Ranjan Bhasin, owner-operator of several Wingstops in the area. “We love being a part of the Stockton community, and are excited to give back to baseball fans and be part of the Ports lineup.”
Additionally, the Ports will host a Wingstop “Atomic Wing Eating Contest” for fans during two home games this season on June 7 and August 24, and the first 500 fans to arrive on June 20, July 18 and August 22 will receive a free baseball cap.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sacramento Valley Wingstop restaurants,” added Greg Bell of the Stockton Ports. “We love our fans, and Wingstop will definitely add to the fan experience this season.”
For Wingstop franchise information, please visit wingstopfranchise.com.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has 565 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The “Wing Experts” menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 intense flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked fresh, sauced and hand-tossed to order and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced nine 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. 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 $1.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop.