Wingstop names new chief development officer

Industry veteran Madison Jobe joins fast-casual chain

Chief development officer Madison Jobe
Photo: Wingstop


Wingstop Inc., the chicken wing concept, has named Madison Jobe chief development officer, the company said Monday.

Jobe succeeds Dave Vernon, who retired on March 7, the Dallas-based fast-casual operator said.

“I am excited to join Wingstop and to contribute to the company’s domestic and international growth plans,” Jobe said.

Jobe was most recently founder and CEO of Development Strategies International, a restaurant advisory firm.

He reports to Charlie Morrison, Wingstop president and CEO. Jobe and Morrison previously worked together at Pizza Inn, now the Rave Restaurant Group, and launched the Pie Five Pizza concept.

“We welcome Madison to the Wingstop team, and know his extensive experience in franchising and development strategy will be a key driver in our quest to become one of the 10 largest restaurant brands in the world,” Morrison said in a statement.

Prior to founding Development Strategies International, Jobe worked with such restaurant companies as Ruby Restaurant Group and Red Robin International.

Wingstop has more than 1,000 restaurants in the United States, as well as in Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

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