DALLAS, July 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept with 745 locations around the globe, is touring the United States this summer with the #WingstopTour. Led by Wingstop on Wheels, the company's new food truck, the mission of the tour is to serve flavor and bring goodwill to the communities that have embraced the craveable brand.
In ten cities across the country, Wingstop has been working with local NBA teams and charities to give back through community renewal projects and charity events. The tour kicked off in Brooklyn on June 22 where Wingstop partnered with the Brooklyn Nets to build a new playground for Children of Promise, NYC. Now underway, the tour has experienced great success by feeding thousands of individuals and supporting several charitable organizations in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis.
Now, it's time for Wingstop fans to decide where the final stop of this ten-stop tour will land on September 18-22, 2015.
"The purpose of the Wingstop Flavor Tour is to give back to communities that have embraced our brand," commented Flynn Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer at Wingstop. "We have been to four cities so far and have seen first-hand the positive energy we can bring to communities by serving up free food and partnering with charitable organizations. Now, we're asking our fans to tell us where to bring that energy for the final stop."
Fans can suggest any city across the United States at www.wingstoptour.com for the final tour stop during the first round of the voting process. On July 26, the five cities with the most votes will advance to the final round. During the final round, fans will vote between the five finalists to determine which city will become the final Flavor Tour stop.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (Nasdaq:WING) operates and franchises 745 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates as of the end of the first quarter 2015. The Wing Experts menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop's wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop's world famous hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 11 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a 2014 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was ranked the 2015 #5 Top Growth Chain by Nation's Restaurant News and has been voted "Best Wings" in markets across the country. Wingstop is owned by affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on consumer, business and environmental service companies, with a specialization in franchised and multi-unit business models in the retail, restaurant and consumer services sectors. For more information visit www.wingstop.com or www.wingstopfranchise.com. Become a fan of Wingstop by visiting facebook.com/Wingstop or twitter.com/wingstop.
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