Eric and Scott Slaymaker were no newcomers to franchising when they opened Winger’s in 1993; the brothers had already owned T.G.I. Friday’s and Tony Roma’s restaurants. They opened their first Winger’s in Bountiful, Utah, inside a 1940s Pullman car, where they upgraded chicken wings from an appetizer to an entree.

LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
2006 Systemwide Sales$37,800,000
% Change in Sales18.4%
2006 U.S. Units35
% Change in Units2.9%
2006 Average Unit Volume$1,000,000
% Change in AUV5.0%
Future 50 Year2007