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Wingstop begins search for new CMO

Wingstop begins search for new CMO

Flynn Dekker resigns after four years in position

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. has launched a search for a new chief marketing officer after the resignation of Flynn Dekker, the company said on Monday.

The Dallas-based chicken-wing chain said Dekker planned to spend time with his family but would provide consulting services to Wingstop. The resignation is effective Wednesday.

Dekker had served as Wingstop CMO since February 2014.

“We thank Flynn for his leadership and many contributions to Wingstop,” said Charlie Morrison, Wingstop CEO, in a statement. “Flynn has been instrumental to Wingstop’s success and has helped position the brand for continued success well into the future. He has been a valued friend and business partner and he will be greatly missed.” 

With special tax benefits for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 30, Wingstop’s net income rose to $10.5 million, or 36 cents per share, from $4.3 million, or 15 cents per share, the previous year. Revenue increased 14.3 percent, to $28.3 million, from $24.8 million the previous year.

Wingstop’s domestic same-store sales increased 5.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

As of Dec. 30, Wingstop had 1,133 restaurants, including 106 international units. Of the 1,027 U.S. restaurants, 1,004 locations were franchised and 23 units were company-owned.

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