Wingstop to open two more Scottish restaurants

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Chicken wing brand Wingstop UK to open two more sites in Scotland

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Chicken wing brand Wingstop UK is opening two more sites in Scotland by the end of the year to bring its total to three restaurants in the country.

The first opens in Glasgow today (13 November) with a second site in Edinburgh opening on 11 December.

Located in the St. Enoch Centre, the new Glasgow restaurant will be the first Wingstop dine-in site in the city, joining its delivery unit.

Next month, Wingstop UK will open its second site in the Scottish capital in Fountain Park, following the success of its Edinburgh St James Quarter site.

Both sites will have customised ordering options.

“We are so excited to be opening two new sites in Scotland – our popularity at Edinburgh’s St James Quarter, which is the number one restaurant by footfall in the centre, just shows how the Scots are hungry for our wings,” says Tom Grogan, co-founder of Lemon Pepper Holdings, master franchisee, Wingstop UK.

“Having celebrated our five-year anniversary in the UK just last month, we want to say thank you to our loyal customers and the hard work of our team. We’re only just getting started and are excited for what’s to come.”

Wingstop UK launched in 2018 and operates 39 sites – a combination of dine-in restaurants and delivery units - across the UK.


Record sales volume

Speaking to Restaurant’s sister title MCA earlier this month​, Wingstop senior vice president and chief financial officer Alex Kaleida said that Wingstop UK was hitting “record sales volume”.

Kaleida said the US corporation and brand owner had set a target of more than 7,000 global restaurants - more than three times its current footprint.

“The big part of our growth story is our international business,” he said. “Not dissimilar from the US, our international markets are experiencing double-digit comps driven by transaction growth. They’re executing a similar playbook to the US.

“In our UK market, our first restaurant that opened five years ago is hitting record sales volume. New restaurants are opening stronger including in new markets such as Canada and Korea that are building an awareness.”

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