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WingStreet is a restaurant chain specializing in chicken. It is owned by Yum! Brands, which also owns its sister franchise Pizza Hut. As of September 2008, there were close to 1,600 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They are almost always co-located with Pizza Hut.
Pizza Hut franchises began offering buffalo chicken wings in 1995. In 2003, Yum! launched WingStreet as a hybrid combo unit with an existing Pizza Hut franchise. In 2007, Pizza Hut/WingStreet opened their 1,000th restaurant. In 2007 and 2008, a thousand WingStreet stores a year were opened. On October 19, 2009, Company president Steve Udovic publicize WingStreet's national launch. The chain predicted aggressive growth, adding more than 4,000 locations by 2010.
WingStreet restaurants sell breaded and traditional Buffalo wings for take-out and delivery. Their sauces are: Teriyaki (new), Jim Beam BBQ (new) Spicy Garlic (new), Honey BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, and Buffalo (Mild, Medium, and Hot). They have sauce-free wings called Naked wings, also new to the list. Dry cajun and ranch rubs.
WingStreet offers three styles of wings: Bone-In, Bone-Out, and Traditional. Bone-Out wings are breaded while the Traditional are not. Neither the Bone-In wings nor the Traditional wings have the bones removed. Bone-in breaded wings have been removed from the menu and only offer bone-out breaded or traditional.
In addition to wings the WingStreet brand usually includes extras such as fried cheese sticks, chicken tenders, apple pies, and WingStreet Potato Wedges. Moreover, certain locations may offer curly fries, jalapeno poppers and onion rings.
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