Last Year's Rank: 99
Investment Range: $250K to $500K
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Wingstop Restaurants is a chain of aviation-themed restaurants whose sole focus is on chicken wings. There are more than 900 restaurants open across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Headquartered in Dallas, Wingstop was acquired in 2010 by investment firm Roark Capital Group from Gemini Investors, who had held the brand since 2003. Roark also owns Massage Envy Spa, Arby's and Anytime Fitness.
In 2015, Wingstop first registered for initial public offering of its common stock.
Global Sales: $1,087,434,000
US Units: 1,027
International Units: 106
Total Units: 1,133
Percent Franchised: 98%
% International Units: 9%
US Franchised Units: 1,004
International Franchised Units: 106