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Dallas, TX, United States, 2007/03/21 - Wingstop, a fast-growing, chicken wing franchise known for cooked-to-order wings, continued its North Texas expansion with the recent opening of two new Tarrant County locations and plans to open a third new restaurant later this year
Tommy Hicks, II, of NRH Wings, LP, opened the new locations. The first is at 5142 Rufe Snow Drive (at Hwy. 820) in North Richland Hills. The second is located at 901 Pioneer Parkway (Northwest corner of Pioneer and Cooper) in Arlington. Both restaurants are open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. To contact the North Richland Hills Wingstop or to place take out orders, call (817) 581-4800. To contact the Arlington Wingstop or to place take out orders, call (817) 860-9464.
Wingstop’s signature bone-in chicken wings and boneless wing strips are prepared fresh and are available in nine proprietary flavors. Both types of wings are made-to-order and there are no heat lamps, microwaves or holding bins in the store. Side dishes are made from scratch and prepared daily in each location. Party platters are available for catered events such as office parties, family gatherings and sporting events.
“Wingstop is appealing because it has a great product, a simple menu and the operation is easy to run,” said Hicks. “I’ve worked with other fast food operations and was tired of promoting a product that I did not believe in. Customers who come to Wingstop get their money’s worth, and I feel good about the product I’m providing them.”
Hicks has been a Wingstop franchisee for over seven years. Including the two new locations, he owns seven Wingstop restaurants and plans to open another Fort Worth location in mid-2007.
Wingstop offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings. The chain now serves boneless wing strips that are made from 100 percent all-white meat chicken breast coated with a proprietary batter and breading. Wingstop features nine wing flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, and Hickory Smoked BBQ. The wings are always made-to-order and served steaming hot. Customers can also choose from homemade side dishes including fresh-cut seasoned fries, bourbon baked beans, pearl potato salad, creamy cole slaw, vegetable sticks, rolls and assorted dipping sauces.
Wingstop has more than 550 restaurants either open or under development in 26 states and consistently tops industry growth rankings. Wingstop was chosen Wing King at the 2006 National Buffalo Wing Festival, Favorite Restaurant at the 2005 festival and their Cajun sauce took first place honors for the Best Creative Spicy Sauce in the festival’s blind taste test. In July 2005, Wingstop ranked No. 13 in Restaurant Business’ Top 50 Growth Chains (ranked by percentage increase in units) and was ranked the No. 1 chicken wing chain by Entrepreneur magazine in 2005. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, has served as the chain’s national spokesman since 2003. Aikman extended his contract in 2006 for three years, as Wingstop has posted 13 consecutive quarters of comp store sales increases since the partnership.