Wingstop Plans 110 Locations in Australia and New Zealand Over Next 10 Years

by Katie Lee

Dallas — Wingstop Restaurants Inc. is expanding into Australia and New Zealand. Over the next 10 years, 110 restaurants will open across Australia and New Zealand with the first Wingstop set to open in Brisbane during the first half of 2018.

The company entered into a franchise agreement with a newly created entity under John Bridgeman Limited, which is also a master franchisee of American restaurant brand, Johnny Rockets.

“This is a very exciting project for our food and beverage team,” says Stuart McAuliffe, managing director of John Bridgeman. “The chicken category is underserved in Australia, and our research indicates that Wingstop’s proven success can be replicated in Australia and New Zealand.”

Openings in Australia and New Zealand will mark the 11th and 12th international markets outside of the United States; and the sixth and seventh new markets announced over the past 12 months. The company recently opened the first Wingstop locations in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Wingstop Inc. operates and franchises more than 1,000 locations across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

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SOURCE: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.

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