By Kimberly Balega | Globe News Wire
DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept with 785 locations around the globe, is spreading goodwill and feeding thousands of children this summer as they tour the United States with their Wingstop on Wheels food truck. Now, Wingstop is bringing the #WingstopTour to the city of San Antonio for the grand finale.
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In June, the company kicked off the inaugural Wingstop Flavor Tour. The plan was to travel coast-to-coast in order to assist underserved youth and families with issues such as hunger prevention and safe summer programming by building and rehabbing playgrounds, community basketball courts and serving free food off their new food truck. With a desire to inspire others to do good, Wingstop gave control of the philanthropic tour to their fans by letting them choose where to bring the truck for the tour finale.
During a summer-long online voting campaign, Wingstop fans cast over 42,000 votes to bring the tour to cities all over the United States. After voting was narrowed down to the top five cities, San Antonio beat the cities of Houston, Sacramento, El Paso and Austin to claim the final stop.
“The Wingstop Flavor Tour has been a huge success and we are excited to bring this event to San Antonio,” said Flynn Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer of Wingstop. “The purpose of the Flavor Tour is to give back to communities across the United States by working with charities and organizations that impact those in need. With 30 Wingstop locations in San Antonio, we have the ability to do a lot of good, help a lot of people and end the tour with what I hope will be our biggest event yet.”
In order to claim victory, Wingstop fans in San Antonio employed an effective guerrilla campaign to encourage support by sharing and linking the voting website on social media. Several San Antonio radio stations, including 94.1 KTFM, MIX 96.1 and KJ97, urged listeners to participate in bringing the tour to their city by encouraging voting and talking about the mission of the tour. The stations even encouraged a good-natured rivalry between the cities of San Antonio and Houston. Both cities swapped the first place position several times during voting.
Wingstop will bring the Flavor Tour to San Antonio from September 18 – 22, 2015, where the Wingstop on Wheels food truck will visit various community events and philanthropic organizations in order to leave a lasting impact on underserved youth and families throughout the city.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Wingstop Inc. (Nasdaq:WING) operates and franchises 785 restaurants across the United States, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates as of the end of the second quarter 2015. The Wing Experts menu features classic and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinctive flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. Wingstop’s wings are always cooked to order, sauced and tossed and served with a variety of house-made sides including Wingstop’s world famous hand-cut seasoned fries. Wingstop has experienced 11 consecutive years of positive sales increases, was named a 2014 Best Franchise Deal by QSR magazine, was ranked the 2015 #5 Top Growth Chain by Nation’s Restaurant News and has been voted “Best Wings” in markets across the country. For more information visit www.wingstop.com orwww.wingstopfranchise.com. Become a fan of Wingstop by visiting facebook.com/Wingstop or twitter.com/wingstop.
About the Wingstop Flavor Tour
Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept with 785 locations around the globe, is touring the United States this summer with the #WingstopTour. Led by Wingstop on Wheels, the company’s new food truck, the mission of the tour is to serve flavor and bring goodwill to communities that have embraced the Wingstop brand. In ten cities across the country, Wingstop will work with local NBA teams and charities to give back through community renewal projects and charity events. The tour kicked off in Brooklyn on June 22 will travel to Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles before ending in San Antonio. To-date during the tour, Wingstop has donated over $100,000 to local charities and partnered with organizations such as the Brooklyn Nets, the Dallas Mavs Foundation, Hands on Atlanta, and several food banks as well as Boys & Girls Clubs to give back to local communities.