Who Owns Wingstop? (2022)

Wingstop Inc. is a worldwide American chain of chicken-wing-focused restaurants with an aviation motif. Wingstop sites are adorned with a pre-jet era of aviation theme from the 1930s and 1940s.

The restaurant business was established in 1994 in Garland, Texas, and it started to offer franchises a year later. Wingstop now has more than 1,400 locations as of 2022. In Addison, Texas, there is the chain’s headquarters.

Who Owns Wingstop?

Wingstop is currently owned by Roark Capital Group. Roark aquired the company in 2010 from Gemini Investors.

Gemini Investors itself aquired the company in 2003 from original founder.

Who founded Wingstop?

Antonio Swad established Wingstop in 1994 in Garland, Texas. By 2002, the company claimed to have served two million wings since the first franchised outlet opened its doors in 1997.

2015 saw the initial public offering of Wingstop, with shares priced at $19 each. Profits for the franchise more than doubled in that year.