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Wingstop Inc.
S&P 600 Component
GenreCasual fried chicken restaurant
Founded1994; 25 years ago (1994)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
FounderAntonio Swad, Bernadette Fiaschetti
Richardson, Texas
United States
Number of locations
Key people
CEO: Charles R. Morrison
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.[2] The chain is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Wingstop's former national spokesman was Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee.[3] It was acquired by Gemini Investors in 2003, which sold it to Roark Capital Group in 2010.[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, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.[6]


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

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  1. ^ "Employment - Wingstop". Wingstop. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "About Us". Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
  3. ^ "Troy Aikman". ESPN.
  4. ^ "Roark Capital Group Acquires Wingstop" (PDF) (Press release). Roark Capital Group.
  5. ^ "Wingstop Menu".
  6. ^ "History - Wingstop". Wingstop. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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