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Wingstop Celebrates 800th Restaurant Opening

DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept, is pleased to celebrate the opening of its 800th restaurant, which opened its doors earlier this month in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

"Our 800th opening is an exciting milestone for us and is a testament to the appeal of our brand and the hard work put in daily by all of our franchisees and team members," commented Charlie Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wingstop. "We are thrilled to serve flavor across more than 800 locations today, and continue to believe there is opportunity to expand to 2,500 locations across the United States alone."

Wingstop first opened its doors in 1994 in Dallas, Texas and plans to add 120 to 130 new franchise stores in 2015.

With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as chicken tenders all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Mango Habanero, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot. Sides are made fresh daily including hand-cut seasoned fries, made from #1 Idaho potatoes.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) operates and franchises more than 800 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. 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 hand-cut, seasoned fries. 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact Kristina Jorge, ICR wingstop@icrinc.com 646-277-1234 Investor Contact Raphael Gross, ICR 203-682-8253 raphael.gross@icrinc.com

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