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Wingstop wants to raise its own chickens

The wing chain said Tuesday that it is actively exploring acquiring or building its own “poultry complex” in the next two to three years, to mitigate pricing volatility in its core commodity.


Wingstop gets into the chicken sandwich business

The wing chain, whose stock price has fallen more than 50% this year, is testing “sauced-and-tossed” chicken sandwiches in 11 flavors at 60 restaurants.

The chicken chain said it has raised prices more than 13% in recent months but has taken a phased approach so as not to upset value-minded diners.

The wing chain is creating Wing Zone Labs with the product development incubator behind restaurant robots like Flippy and Chippy, with the goal of fully automating its stores.

The wing chain said it opened its dining rooms at the end of March, after shuttering them at the outset of the pandemic.

The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich combines two sauces to create a new flavor profile.

The pasta chain, where half of all customers order a dish with chicken, is adding a temporary $1 surcharge to those items because of soaring protein costs.

The chicken wing chain is steadily growing its international footprint.

Fast-casual chicken chains grew their sales by more than 24% over 2019—more than any other segment tracked by the Top 500.

Smith most recently served as VP of operations excellence for Papa John’s and has also held leadership posts at McDonald’s.

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