Wingstop named Stacy Peterson Androes, a veteran of the brand, to the role of chief technology officer, the fast-casual chain announced Monday.
Androes first joined Wingstop in 2013 and briefly left the company last year after working as chief experience officer.
Her work laid the foundation for the brand to be well-positioned for the pandemic, with a solid tech stack and strategic digital partnerships, the company said.
Last week, Wingstop reported a same-store sales jump of more than 33% for April, an especially impressive feat given the struggles many restaurants are facing during the coronavirus crisis.
During her first stint with Wingstop, Androes implemented a point-of-sale platform and led projects to allow for ordering via Twitter, Facebook Messenger, SMS text and more.
In 2017, she was named the chain’s chief experience officer, responsible for using consumer feedback to improve Wingstop’s tech products. She and her team spearheaded the launch of the chain’s redesigned website and app.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Stacy back to Wingstop,” Chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison said in a statement. “Stacy laid the digital foundation for the incredible growth we’ve experienced over the past five years and is widely recognized in the industry as being a digital pioneer. Under Stacy’s leadership, we will continue innovating in the tech space and capitalize on the incredible momentum we’ve seen recently as a result of our digital investments.”
She will now work to expand Wingstop’s digital presence in the U.S. and internationally, helping the chain reach its goal of digitizing all of its transactions.