Wingstop to land first Delaware store in Bear


Bear is  Wingstop Inc’s. stop in Delaware.The location is in Glendale Plaza, across from the Governor’s Square Shopping Center and near the intersection of Routes 40 and 7.

The publicly traded company based in Texas has been growing rapidly, with its restaurant count moving towards 1,200 locations worldwide. Revenues rose 17.3 percent in the second quarter, according to a recent earnings report. Aiding results was a decline in the price of chicken wings.

Delaware was one of only seven states not to have a Wingstop. 

Wingstop keeps it simple offering boned and boneless wings with various sauces and rubs as well as celery and carrots and fries with a variety of toppings. Soft drinks and tea are offered.  The restaurant’s décor reflects aviation prior to the jet era.

The company plans to add delivery service next year nationwide and is currently testing the service.  It mainly operates franchises but has some company-owned restaurants.

The company is not afraid to have fun with its social media posts and even got into a rap battle with Wendy’s. (See below)

Wingstop will face off against Wings to Go, a small chain that was founded in Delaware that  has more than 30 locations as far west as Texas.

Neither chain should be confused with Buffalo Wild Wings, which offers a sports bar concept featuring wings with various sauces and rubs.  

BWW, which has a combination of company-owned stores and franchises, was acquired by fast-food chain Arby’s after struggling with sagging sales at some of its stores and for a time high wing prices.

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