Just as football season kicks off, and Wingstop prepares to enter its busiest time of the year, the company has announced six new locations are expected to open in the Chicago area this fall.
Wingstop, which achieved same store sales increases of 13.3 percent in Chicago for the year-to-date, and total sales growth of 20.4 percent, is meeting guests’ demand for more locations with six new restaurants. The company also recently formed an advertising cooperative and named Prime Time Marketing (PTM) as its agency of record for the Chicago DMA, to support the expansion.
“Ten years after opening the first Wingstop here, Chicago is quickly becoming one of Wingstop’s fast-growing markets,” said Tom Schaffer, president of the Wingstop Chicago co-op and owner of two restaurants. “Hot wings are more popular than ever, and football season is the perfect time to introduce new fans to our wings.”
The six Wingstop locations scheduled to open this year include:
- 3900 Harlem Avenue in Lyons, late-September
- 47 West Division Street in Chicago, October
- 15960 Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park, November
- 50 N. Manheim Road in Hillside, November
- 2507 W. Cermak Road in Chicago, mid-November
- 17 W. Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, December
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings, strips and Glider sandwiches – all sauced and tossed in 10 original flavors. Texas-based Wingstop was founded in 1994 and currently has more than 515 locations open nationwide and in Mexico and has experienced more than eight consecutive years of same store sales increases.
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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 wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop.