Wingstop to Celebrate 500th Restaurant Rapidly-expanding wing chain to open 500th store in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Thanks guests with special offer on Dec. 19

RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingstop, the national chicken wing chain that has sold over 3 billion wings, will celebrate its 500th restaurant – located at 289 Livingston Street in Brooklyn, N.Y. – on Monday, Dec. 19.

In celebration of 500 restaurants, and as a thank you to wing fans across the country, the company is offering a $5.00 special on its 5-wing combo – available Monday, Dec. 19 only. The offer includes 5 regular wings or 5 boneless wings, sauced and tossed in any of 10 flavors, a regular beverage and a regular order of fresh-cut, seasoned fries.

"Opening our 500th restaurant is a huge milestone for our brand," said Jim Flynn, Wingstop president and CEO. "Wingstop guests are the most loyal, enthusiastic fans around and it's because of them we've grown from a single location in Garland, Texas, to 500 locations coast to coast. This special offer is our way of thanking fans and celebrating with some great wings."

Wingstop was founded in 1994 and began franchising in 1997. With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings, strips and Glider sandwiches in 10 flavors, and homemade side dishes like fresh-cut, seasoned fries.

About Wingstop:
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Wingstop has 500 restaurants open across the United States and Mexico. The Wingstop menu features 10 wing flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and the newest offering, Louisiana Rub. Wings are made fresh, cooked-to-order and customers can also choose from homemade side dishes including Wingstop's award winning fresh-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced eight consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was crowned Wing King at the National Buffalo Wing Festival and has been voted 'best wings' in markets across the country. Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, has served as the chain's national spokesman since 2003 and recently joined the Wingstop Board of Directors. Wingstop was acquired in 2010 by 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 $1.0 billion. For more information visit wingstop.com, wingstopfranchise.com or facebook.com/Wingstop.

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