4/23/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Abilene Wingstop Owners Honored At International Convention

Iraj and Shagu Agahi awarded “Single Unit Operator of the Year” at Wingstop 10th International Convention

RICHARDSON, Texas - Wingstop honored its top performing franchise Brand Partners and vendors during the company's 10th International Convention at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas earlier this month where Abilene Wingstop owners, Iraj and Shagu Agahi, were recognized.

Iraj and Shagu Agahi were honored with the "Single Unit Operator of the Year" award for their entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and dedication to amazing hospitality and costumer service. And because of that commitment, their restaurant garnered such a large fan base in the past year that they recently added on to the floor plan in order to accommodate more dine-in seating.

The Agahis also received a "Top Gun" award at the convention, which is given to Wingstop restaurants that exemplifythe highest quality food, outstanding operations and over-the top-hospitality.

"Iraj and Shagu operate an exemplary restaurant in Abilene and we are honored to have them as members of our franchise team," said Charlie Morrison, Wingstop CEO. "It's thanks to the hard work of our valued Brand Partners like Iraj and Shagu and their dedicated crew members, that Wingstop is one of the fastest growing restaurants in the country."

Wingstop honorees were comprised of single-store and multi-unit operators from diverse backgrounds across the U.S. and Mexico.

The Wingstop 10th International Convention was a three-day event held April 7 - 9 at the Red Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas and featured an awards dinner, keynote speech from best-selling author John Gordon, a vendor reception and informational breakout sessions.

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features classic and boneless wings, chicken strips and Glider sandwiches - all sauced and hand-tossed in 10 intense flavors. Homemade side dishes include fresh-cut seasoned fries, made daily from Idaho potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, veggie sticks and house made ranch and bleu cheese dips.

More information is available at Wingstop.com and Facebook.com/Wingstop. High-resolution, broadcast quality b-roll is 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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