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Wingstop Inc.
S&P 600 Component
GenreCasual fried chicken restaurant
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
  • Antonio Swad
  • Bernadette Fiaschetti
United States
Number of locations
Key people
Charles R. Morrison (CEO)
ProductsChicken Wings
A Wingstop restaurant in Springfield, Virginia

Wingstop Inc. is a chain of nostalgic, aviation-themed restaurants specializing in 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 1,000 restaurants either open or in development. The chain is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

In 2003, the chain was acquired by Gemini Investors, which sold it to Roark Capital Group in 2010.[2] Wingstop went public in 2015.[3]

Three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Troy Aikman formerly served as the chain's national spokesman.[4]


Boneless wings from Wingstop

The menu consists of wings, boneless wings, and chicken strips, with a variety of dips and sides.[5]


As of June 2018, Wingstop has locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Colombia, and United Arab Emirates.[6] Wingstop states a location(s) in France are coming soon.


Wingstop's first location opened in 1994, in Garland, Texas. The founders, Antonio Swad and Bernadette Fiaschetti, had already opened Pizza Patrón in 1986, when they were dating.

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  1. ^ a b Ruggless, Ron (June 25, 2019). "Wingstop to relocate headquarters". Nations Restaurant News. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Roark Capital Group Acquires Wingstop" (PDF) (Press release). Roark Capital Group.
  3. ^ Nasr, Reem (June 12, 2015). "Wingstop surges in IPO to close 61% higher". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Wingstop and Troy Aikman ink new deal". FastCasual. June 4, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wingstop Menu".
  6. ^ "History - Wingstop". Wingstop. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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