At a Glance
- Founded: 1994
- Locations: 1436
- Initial Investment: $ $376 K - $ 724 K
- Headquarters: Dallas, TX
- Category: Food & Restaurant
We’re not in the wing business. We’re in the flavor business. It’s been our mission to serve the world flavor since we first opened shop in ’94, and we’re just getting started.
1997 saw the opening of our first franchised Wingstop location, and by 2002 we had served the world one billion wings. It’s flavor that defines us and has made Wingstop one of the fastest growing brands in the restaurant industry.
Wingstop is the destination for made-to-crave wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and any of our famous sides. For people who demand flavor in everything they do, there’s only Wingstop – because it’s more than a meal, it’s a flavor experience.
In response to the increasing popularity of chicken wings, Antonio Swad founded Wingstop in 1994. In 1998, the privately owned company began franchising.