US restaurant chain Wingstop opens 1,500th location

4th November 2020 (Last Updated November 4th, 2020 17:43)

US-based restaurant chain Wingstop has opened its 1,500th restaurant, in Las Vegas, the US.

US restaurant chain Wingstop opens 1,500th location
Wingstop currently operates and franchises 1,500 restaurants across the US. Credit: Leahdi.

US-based restaurant chain Wingstop has opened its 1,500th restaurant, in Las Vegas, the US.

It follows the brand’s 43 net new openings for the third quarter of this year and its adjusted guidance, which increased from 120 to 130 net new openings to 135 to 140 net new openings for the year.

Wingstop chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison said: “The strength of our development pipeline is key for long-term success as we grow the brand to achieve our stated goal of 6,000 plus global restaurants and continue building a top ten global restaurant brand.”

This new restaurant is located at 8675 W Rome Blvd, and is franchised by Far West Restaurant Group.

Far West Restaurant Group has been a partner of Wingstop brand since 2005. The franchisee runs 61 of the brand’s restaurants in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Seattle.

Morrison added: “We’re excited about the acceleration we’re seeing in development and are honoured that the 1,500th location is that of our long-term brand partners at Far West Restaurant Group.”

“I would personally like to thank Danny, his wife, Kerri, and the entire team for their commitment to Wingstop over the past 15 years. I greatly value their continued partnership and the important role this team has had in Wingstop’s successful history.”

The new location is now open for takeaway and delivery through the brand’s official website and app.

Headquartered in Dallas, Wingstop has a footprint in nine countries outside of the US.

Last year, Wingstop partnered with DoorDash to officially introduce its food delivery service in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The launch was part of the company’s US roll-out plan with DoorDash.