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Wingstop Named Proud Partner of Modesto Nuts
Partnership with minor league baseball team latest in sports sponsorship for national wing chain
RICHARDSON, Texas -Just in time for baseball season, Wingstop and the Modesto Nuts announced that the award-winning chicken wing chain has partnered with the minor league baseball team for the 2013 season.
To celebrate the partnership, Wingstop has launched a Text Campaign available exclusively for Modesto Nuts game attendees. During 35 home games, fans will have the chance to text "NUTS" to a specified number to receive special offers from local Wingstop restaurants. Fans will also be prompted to Text "WINGSTOP" to 84816 during all home games for weekly offers and updates.
"Wings and sports go hand-in-hand and we are thrilled to be part of the Modesto Nuts lineup this season," said Jim Toal, owner-operator of several Wingstops in the Modesto area. "We love being part of the Modesto community, and are excited to give back to fans and cheer on the Modesto Nuts."
Wingstop will also serve as the official sponsor of the 2013 Modesto Nuts "Fan Fest" next Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held at John Thurman Field, the event is free to the public and will include balloon artists, face painters and additional activities for children, as well as a meet and greet with the 2013 Modesto Nuts roster.
Additionally, the Nuts will host a Wingstop "Atomic Wing Eating Contest" during two home games this season.
"We are proud to once again partner with our local Wingstop restaurants," said Nuts Assistant General Manager, Tyler Richardson. "We are looking forward to another exciting season at John Thurman Field and our promotion with Wingstop will add to the fan experience this year."
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Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has more than 590 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The “Wing Experts” menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 intense flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, sauced and hand-tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced nine consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, 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 $1.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com , wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop .
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