2014 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain

2014 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. first opened in 1994, began franchising in 1997 and grew to 440 chicken-wing units by April 2010. It was purchased by current owner, the Atlanta-based private-equity firm Roark Capital Group, from Wellesley, Mass.-based Gemini Investors LLC and another private investor. In 2013, Richardson, Texas-based Wingstop boasted 10.5-percent domestic unit growth, ending the year with 589 U.S. restaurants. Wingsto

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