Wingstop

Financing

How Wingstop fixed its election problem

After a rare decline in same-store sales a year ago, the company started advertising and quickly recovered.

Leadership

Flynn Dekker resigns as Wingstop CMO

The marketing chief will take a sabbatical to spend time with his family.

Since joining the chicken-wing specialist in 2003, Jim Flynn has presided over 28 consecutive quarters of sales growth, keeping the 16-year-old chain in expansion mode despite the troubled economy.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

All signs point to voice recognition capabilities.

The limited-service chicken category overall increased total sales by 8% to $22.2 billion and grew units by 4% to 14,166.

Consumers’ most craved restaurant chicken wings don't only come from wings concepts.

The promotion will enable Kruguer to integrate the chain’s U.S. and international operations.

The week's big announcements, from completion of the Arby's-BWW merger to the newest wrinkles in Chipotle's turnaround plan, sometimes overshadowed small revelations with big implications. Here are a few of those tidbits you likely missed.

When your concept is all about chicken wings, smart buying is key to profitability in a time of rising prices. A pair of operators share their strategies.

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