Wingstop said in a release that it sees opportunity to grow to as many as 2,500 locations in the U.S. Last year marked the chain's 13th consecutive year of positive same-store growth, and it is poised to launch its first-ever national TV advertising campaign this month.
Wingstop will enter a Dayton market that is filling up with chicken-themed restaurants.
Here’s a sampling of recent developments:
• Mike's Nashville Hot, a locally owned chain founded by a Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Another Broken Egg franchisee, has opened two Dayton-area restaurants in recent months, in the Austin Landing development in Miami Twp., and on Far Hills Avenue (Ohio 48) in Centerville.
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• Chick-fil-A opened two stores on the same day last month — in Troy and Kettering — shortly after completing a $1 million makeover to its Miamisburg-Centerville Road store and opening another new store in the Cornerstone of Centerville development.
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• Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, which opened a Fairfield location in October, told this news outlet it will enter the Dayton market in the coming months with at least two, and perhaps as many as four, new locations, starting on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp. and on North Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.
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• Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is gearing up to more than double its footprint in the Dayton area, starting with a new restaurant in Springboro and moving on to three or four more, its franchise owner has told this news outlet.
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