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S&P 600 Component
Industry Fast casual restaurant
Founded 1994; 24 years ago (1994)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Founder Antonio Swad
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Number of locations
Key people
CEO: Charles R. Morrison
Products Chicken Wings

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 1,000 restaurants either open or in development.[2] The chain is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Wingstop's 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]


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


As of March 2016, Wingstop has locations in the United States, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Australia - Brisbane to open June 2018 and Malaysia.[6]

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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 March 17, 2016. 

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