Wingstop Restaurants Inc. first opened in 1994, began franchising in 1997 and grew to 440 chicken-wing units by April 2010. It was purchased by current owner, the Atlanta-based private-equity firm Roark Capital Group, from Wellesley, Mass.-based Gemini Investors LLC and another private investor. In 2013, Richardson, Texas-based Wingstop boasted 10.5-percent domestic unit growth, ending the year with 589 U.S. restaurants. Wingstop’s menu focuses on cooked-to-order classic and boneless ...

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