4/18/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wingstop Taps Ted Leovich as Vice President of International Operations

Wingstop adds new position to support international development

RICHARDSON, Texas - Wingstop recently appointed 20-year restaurant veteran Ted Leovich as its Vice President of International Operations to support the company's international expansion.

Leovich is an industry expert and leader who specializes in global corporate and franchise operations and development. His extensive worldwide experience includes restaurant development and operations in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific with brands such as Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Tony Roma's.

"We are primed to tremendously increase our international presence in the coming years," said Dave Vernon, Chief Development Officer at Wingstop. "We knew the time was right to create a position specifically designed to spearhead our international growth and with his extensive experience, Ted is the perfect fit."

Wingstop recently signed a 50-store master development agreement to expand the concept into Russia and a 20-store agreement to enter Singapore. Wingstop has a master agreement for 120 restaurants in Mexico, with 18 locations open and three under development.

More information on international development opportunities and franchising is available at www.wingstopfranchise.com/international-development.aspx.

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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