Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. is a chain of nostalgic, aviation-themed restaurants where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop locations are decorated following a 1930s and 1940s "pre-jet" aviation theme. The restaurant chain was founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas, and began offering franchises in 1998. Since then, Wingstop has grown into a chain with more than 650 restaurants either open or in development. The chain is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Wingstop's national spokesman is Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee. It was acquired by Gemini Investors in 2003, who sold it to Roark Capital Group in 2010.
The menu consists of wings, boneless wings, and chicken strips.
Sides include vegetable sticks, fresh-baked yeast rolls, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and fries.
Dips are ranch, blue cheese, hot cheddar cheese sauce, and honey mustard.
(Listed from spiciest to least spicy)
- Mango Habañero
- Original Hot
- Louisiana Rub
- Hickory Smoked Barbecue
- Lemon Pepper
- Garlic Parmesan
- Smoke 9
Wing Stop has locations in these US states:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (two in New York City and one on Long Island)
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Wing Stop operates in the following Mexican states:
- Federal District (8)
- Nuevo Leon (one in Monterrey)
- State of Mexico (one in Naucalpan)
- Chihuahua (Chihuahua and Juárez)
- Yucatán (one in Mérida)
It also operates in the following Russian cities:
Indonesia has eleven locations in the city of Jakarta.