Jim Flynn, Wingstop CEO attributes the success to focusing on what the company does best. “We do one thing, and we do it better than anyone else,” he said. “Since the concept was created, Wingstop has kept its focus on serving chicken wings that are made fresh and cooked-to-order.”
In 1994, Wingstop opened its first location in Garland, Texas. The chain quickly spread throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and began franchising in 1997. Today more than 95% of the network is franchise owned and operated, with the 500th location expected to open in early 2011.