Wingstop President and CEO James A. Flynn announced today that third quarter comp store sales have increased by 14.4 percent.
The Quarter 3 increase takes the string of consecutive quarterly comp increases to 13, dating back to the third quarter of 2003 covering July, August and September.
Additionally, through three quarters in 2006 Wingstop is up 12.3 percent combined compared to the same time last year.
“Obviously we set the bar higher with every quarter the streak lives on, but I feel like the entire Wingstop team is capable of outdoing itself on a consistent basis,” said Flynn. “And there’s no clearer indication of that than the continuation of this great achievement. To say I’m proud of the people we have in place and the success they’ve brought the company would be an understatement.”
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.
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