4/5/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wingstop Heats Up Chicago

The Wing Experts open 21st Chicago-area location at 2240 South Cicero Ave.

RICHARDSON, Texas – Wingstop is satisfying Chicago’s craving for wings with the opening of its newest restaurant. Located at 2240 South Cicero Ave. in Cicero, Ill., this is 21st Wingstop in the Chicago area.

The new opening is thanks to Pat Madden of Five Point Wings, LLC. This is the fourth Wingstop for Madden and his business partners who also own the restaurants at 4428 S. Pulaski Road, 3900 Harlem and 6188 S. Archer Avenue.

“Chicago is one of the fastest growing spots for Wingstop and that’s thanks to our dedicated fans who appreciate a quality, made-to-order product,” said Madden. “Wingstop has the best wings in town and we’re excited to provide another convenient location for guests. Our fans love the food and keep coming back for more.”

Wingstop, which has more than 550 locations across the U.S. and Mexico, opened five new locations in Chicago in the last year, and expects to open five more in the coming months, making the city one of the fastest growing markets for the concept.

“We promised Chicago-area fans more locations, and now Wingstop is delivering six new restaurants across the city,” said Tom Schaffer, who owns two locations and serves as president of the Wingstop Chicago advertising co-op. “Our fans line up when we open a new restaurant, and we are excited to keep saucing and tossing wings for Chicago.”

Restaurants under development in Chicago include:

· 17 W. Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace

· 2507 W. Cermak Road, Chicago

· 2634 Clark Street, Chicago

· 3057 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago

· 1461 Ellinwood Drive, Des Plaines

Wingstop is open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Call ahead and carryout orders for the Cicero location can be placed on Wingstop.com, on the Wingstop phone app, or call (708) 477-6809.

More information is available at Facebook.com/Wingstop with high-resolution, broadcast quality b-roll available for download at: http://www.elcreative.com/downloads/Credera-B-Roll.zip.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop has more than 670 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, with locations coming soon to the United Arab Emirates. The Wing Experts menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s world famous hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 11 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a 2014 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was ranked the #3 Top Growth Chain by Nation’s Restaurant News and has been voted “best wings” in markets across the country. Wingstop is owned by affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to over $3 billion. For more information visit www.wingstop.com or www.wingstopfranchise.com. Become a fan of Wingstop by visiting facebook.com/Wingstopor twitter.com/wingstop.

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