$18.3M facility will be non-shared space, house mock Wingstop
Wingstop will move its current headquarters from Dallas to Addison, Texas. The new $18.3M facility, under agreement, is 78,000 square-feet. It encompasses three levels in a contemporary office building that will be used exclusively by Wingstop The move allows the QSR chain to scale at a pivotal moment as it emerges as a top 10 global restaurant brand, said Wingstop chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison.
The new Wingstop headquarters includes a format with open areas, in addition to space for innovation and kitchen testing.
The office building, constructed in 2010, provides for open office sections and common space. Additionally, team members will make good use of conference rooms, training facilities and a fitness center. North of Dallas, the new Wingstop headquarters is conveniently located to three different airports. And it’s less than four miles from the current home office, which is in a shared, multi-tenant building.
“As we continue to invest in initiatives that position us for long-term success, attracting and retaining top talent is key to ensure we scale the business and continue to deliver best-in-class results,” added Morrison. “Our current facility does not provide the expansion capacity for our long-term growth.”
Also, the 1,250-unit franchisor plans a global test kitchen and innovation center in the new, corporate office. It will also build a mock Wingstop restaurant there.
The Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Spicy Korean Q®, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub, and Mango Habanero are flavors taking Wingstop far in its path as a well-known chicken-wing shop franchisor, both domestically and internationally. The company was founded in 1994 and is now a public company trading under WING on the Nasdaq.
Photo credit: Wingstop
About the publisher of this restaurant news site.