Wingstop Priced, Nasdaq: WING

Fast casual chicken wing-focused restaurant chain with 745 locations.

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Latest Trade: $29.43 0.00 (0.0%)

First Day Return: +61.0%

Return from IPO: +54.9%

Industry: Consumer Discretionary

Wingstop is a high-growth franchisor and operator of restaurants that offer cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings. We believe we pioneered the concept of wings as a “center-of-the-plate” item for all of our meal occasions. While other concepts include wings as add-on menu items or focus on wings in a bar or sports-centric setting, we are singularly focused on wings, fries and sides, which generate approximately 90% of our system-wide sales. We offer 11 bold, distinctive and craveable flavors on our bone-in and boneless chicken wings paired with hand-cut, seasoned fries and sides made fresh daily. Our menu is highly-customizable for different dining occasions, and we believe it delivers a compelling value proposition for groups, families, and individuals. We have broad and growing consumer appeal anchored by a sought after core demographic of 18-34 year old Millennials, which we believe is a loyal consumer group that dines at fast casual restaurants more frequently. Founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas, we have sold approximately 4 billion wings since our inception. Today, Wingstop is the largest fast casual chicken wings-focused restaurant chain in the world and has demonstrated strong, consistent growth. As of June 25, 2016, we had a total of 914 restaurants across 39 states and six countries in our system. Our restaurant base is 98% franchised, with 894 franchised locations (including 63 international locations) and 20 company-owned restaurants.
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IPO Data
IPO File Date 05/06/2015
Offer Price $19.00
Price Range $16.00 - $18.00
Offer Shares (mm) 5.8
Deal Size ($mm) $110
IPO Data
IPO Date 06/11/2015
Offer Price $19.00
Price Range $16.00 - $18.00
Offer Shares (mm) 5.8
Deal Size ($mm) $110
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Company Data
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Founded 1994
Employees 366
Website www.wingstop.com