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Wingstop Flavor Tour to Land in 10 U.S. Cities This Summer

June 17, 2015

The Wing Experts Are Setting Out to Serve Flavor and Spread Goodwill Through Community Renewal Projects in Partnership With Local NBA Teams and Charities Across the United States

Fans Can Follow #WingstopTour to Participate in Local Events and Help Determine the Flavor Tour's Final Stop

DALLAS, June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wingstop Inc. (Nasdaq:WING), the award-winning wing concept with more than 750 locations around the globe, today announced it is embarking on a Flavor Tour across the United States this summer, including festive stops for fans in 10 cities. Guided by the brand's mission to serve the world flavor, Wingstop is proud to spread goodwill through community renewal projects, such as the rehabbing of playgrounds and community basketball courts, in partnership with local NBA teams in four select cities. Wingstop will also be donating time and support to local community charities in several cities along the way. The Wingstop Flavor Tour is led by Wingstop on Wheels, the company's new food truck, which will be giving away FREE craveable, sauced-and-tossed wings, among other Wingstop fan freebies, at every stop across the country.

"We are very excited to kick off the Wingstop Flavor Tour where our goal is to inspire communities and underprivileged children while leaving a trail of flavor in our wake," commented Flynn Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer at Wingstop. "We are travelling from coast to coast encouraging fans to join us at stops along the way to celebrate the power of good deeds and making a difference in the communities we serve. Wingstop is proud to partner with several local NBA teams and dedicated nonprofit organizations to give children a better place to play."

The Wingstop Flavor Tour schedule is as follows:

  • June 19-23: Brooklyn, NY in partnership with the Brooklyn Nets
  • July 3-7: Atlanta, GA
  • July 10-14: Chicago, IL
  • July 17-21: St. Louis, MO
  • July 31-Aug. 4: Dallas, TX in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks
  • Aug. 7-11: Denver, CO
  • Aug. 14-18: Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug. 28-Sept. 1: Oakland, CA in partnership with the Golden State Warriors
  • Sept. 4-8: Los Angeles, CA in partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Sept. 18-22: Fan-Selected via www.wingstoptour.com #WingstopTour

Beginning today through September, fans can follow Wingstop on Wheels via #WingstopTour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join in on the Flavor Tour conversation by using the official tour hashtag. Come July, fans are also invited to help Wingstop select its final tour stop by visiting www.wingstoptour.com. Fan votes will be tallied to determine where Wingstop on Wheels will end this summer's Flavor Tour.

About Wingstop

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (Nasdaq:WING) has more than 750 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. The Wing Experts menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop's wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop's world famous hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 11 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a 2014 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was ranked the #3 Top Growth Chain by Nation's Restaurant News in 2014 and has been voted "best wings" in markets across the country. Wingstop is owned by affiliates of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on consumer, business and environmental service companies, with a specialization in franchised and multi-unit business models in the retail, restaurant and consumer services sectors. For more information visit www.wingstop.com or www.wingstopfranchise.com. Become a fan of Wingstop by visiting facebook.com/Wingstop or twitter.com/wingstop.

CONTACT: Media Contact
         Kellie Kerwin, ICR
         203.682.8325
         wingstop@icrinc.com

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