Wingstop posts 16th consecutive year of same-store sales growth

The fast-casual chain released preliminary Q4 sales showing a 12.2% same-store sales increase.

Wingstop sales continue to skyrocket, according to preliminary Q4 figures released by the fast-casual chain Thursday.

Same-store sales grew 12.2% for the quarter ended Dec. 28, according to the Dallas-based company, marking the chain’s 16th consecutive year of positive comps growth.

Systemwide sales increased 21.2% to $397.2 million during the period, while digital sales climbed 39% in December.

For fiscal year 2019, the chain added 133 net units and same-store sales increased 11.1%. Systemwide sales grew 20.1% to $1.5 billion.

“2019 was a significant year for Wingstop as we invested in both our business and our talent to lay the foundation for sustainable growth,” CEO Charlie Morrison said in a statement.

Earlier this month, Wingstop named a new COO. In March, the company named a new CMO.

In October, the chain announced same-store sales growth for the quarter of 12.3% and said it would broaden its chicken offerings to include whole wings to take advantage of lower commodity prices on whole chickens.  

Wingstop has 1,231 U.S. units, with all but 31 run by franchisees.

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