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."

More information about Wingstop 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.