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What does a Wingstop Franchise Cost?

Wingstop is "in the flavor business" and has been offering franchise opportunities since 1997. To qualify as a Wingstop franchisee, prospects must have a minimum net worth of $1,200,000, of which $600,000 must be liquid. There is also a 3 store minimum requirement for development. Some markets require a higher minimum depending on market evaluation. We require multi-unit restaurant management / development experience. Franchise ownership preferred.

Total Investment$374,089 - $782,442
Cash Required$600,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target MarketNational

Share In Wingstop's Franchise Success

Entrepreneurs looking to succeed in the restaurant industry need a great product, the support of experienced professionals, opportunities for growth and a strong brand identity. That is why Wingstop has become one of the hottest franchise concepts available today.

From site evaluation to training to the daily operation and marketing support of each restaurant, we have created a franchise continually recognized among the best in both the restaurant and franchise industries.


Wingstop was founded in 1994 with the idea of serving the ultimate buffalo-style chicken wings and to provide quality products with superior service at an exceptional value. An immediate hit, Wingstop began offering franchises in 1997 in response to the growing interest from entrepreneurs wanting to open their own Wingstop restaurant.

Today, Wingstop has more than 1,200 restaurants open or under development and continues to add new stores at a rate of almost 30 percent annually.

Franchise Opportunity

As a Wingstop franchisee, you become our brand partner and benefit from the purchasing power and marketing clout that only an established and expanding franchise can offer.

The Wingstop Franchise Program offers two different opportunities in markets across the U.S.:

1. Single-unit operators must live in the market they seek to develop and have a minimum net worth of $250,000 of which $100,000 must be liquid capital.

2. Multi-unit developers must have liquidity totaling $100,000 per store and must have restaurant operations or development experience.


As a Wingstop franchisee you and your general manager will participate in an intensive three-week orientation at the Wingstop corporate offices in Dallas. You will receive hands-on training and a simulation in which you run a store as if it were your own.

Additional areas of support include:

  • Real Estate
  • Design and Construction
  • Pre-opening
  • Daily support

Restaurant Theme

Wingstop restaurants are designed to create a fun, comfortable atmosphere for our customers and for ease of operations by the franchisee. Our stores are outfitted with 1930's - 1940's, pre-jet engine aviation décor and artifacts. The entire family will feel welcome in our comfortable and inviting surroundings.

Hear from the Owners

"Wingstop keeps the focus on one quality item - wings. The company's ability to tap into growing markets and develop new fans has created booming success." - Matt Morrison and Amanda Jones Columbus, OH