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Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. is a chain of nostalgic, aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings. Wingstop locations are decorated following a 1930s and 1940s "pre-jet" aviation theme. The restaurant chain was founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas, and began offering franchises in 1998. Since then, Wingstop has grown into a chain with more than 1,000 restaurants either open or in development.[2] The chain is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry Restaurants
Genre Casual fast food restaurant
Founded 1994; 24 years ago (1994)
Garland, Texas, U.S.
Founder Antonio Swad
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Number of locations
Key people
CEO: Charles R. Morrison
Products Chicken Wings

Wingstop's former national spokesman was Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee.[3] It was acquired by Gemini Investors in 2003, which sold it to Roark Capital Group in 2010.[4]



The menu consists of wings, boneless wings, and chicken strips, with a variety of dips and sides.[5]


As of June 2018, Wingstop has locations in the United States, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.[6]

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  1. ^ "Employment - Wingstop". Wingstop. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Wingstop Restaurants Inc. 
  3. ^ "Troy Aikman". ESPN. 
  4. ^ "Roark Capital Group Acquires Wingstop" (PDF) (Press release). Roark Capital Group. 
  5. ^ "Wingstop Menu". 
  6. ^ "History - Wingstop". Wingstop. Retrieved July 11, 2018. 

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