Wingstop's same-store sales rose 1.9 percent in the third quarter, marking its 29th consecutive quarter of positive results, the chain said Monday.
The 460-unit casual wing chain said same-store sales are up 1.7 percent year-to-date as it hits the busy football season.
Wes Jablonski, chief development officer for Richardson, Texas-based Wingstop, attributed the positive sales to the concept's made-to-order wings and its franchise partners, who operate 95 percent of the chain’s stores.
“A large part of our success is attributed directly back to our franchise network, Jablonski said. “From single unit owners to multiunit developers, we select strong brand partners that are passionate about the business, and customers respond to that.”
Wingstop, which was acquired earlier this year by Roark Capital Group, a private-equity firm based in Atlanta, expects to have 500 stores open by early 2011.
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