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Industry

-

Category

Food and Beverage

SBA Identifier

S1937

Year of Founding

2018

Fees

Marketing Fee

4%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$20,000-$20,000

Investment Range

$348K-$759K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

1352

U.S. Franchised Units

1320

U.S. Corporate Units

32

Headquarters (City)

TX

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

-

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

2018

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

What to know about Wing-Stop franchise?

The franchise is to operate a restaurant under the WING-STOP® trade name and business system that serves cooked-to-order, hand-sauced and tossed chicken wings, fresh-cut, seasoned fries, and beverages.

Wing-Stop is based in Addison, TX. Scroll down to learn more!

How Much Does a Wing-Stop Franchise Cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Wing-Stop franchise? Before starting a Wing-Stop franchise, it is important to know the Wing-Stop franchise fee ($20,000) working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Wing-Stop franchise is $347,600 and can go all the way up to $759,100. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Wing-Stop business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Wing-Stop franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Wing-Stop business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Wing-Stop franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of year Units Opened Units Closed Total End of Year
2016 767 137 3 901
2017 901 115 10 1004
2018 1004 105 8 1095
2019 1095 114 9 1199
2020 1199 131 5 1320

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How much does a Wing-Stop franchise owner make?

Wing-Stop franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another. The Wing-Stop franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Wing-Stop discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Wing-Stop franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Wing-Stop franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Wing-Stop. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Wing-Stop owners were making.

Visit the Wing-Stop metrics tab, to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Wing-Stop Franchise Fee?

Owning a Wing-Stop franchise requires a 6% royalty fee and a 4% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship.

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Wing-Stop franchise fee of $20,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $347,600 to $759,100. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Wing-Stop franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Wing-Stop franchise fee of $20,000.

Visit the Wing-Stop metrics tab to explore how the franchise, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Wing-Stop founded?

Wing-Stop was founded 4 years ago in 2018. Wing-Stop started offering franchises in 2018. At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Wing-Stop locations are in the U.S.?

As of Issuance of 2021, there were 1320 Wing-Stop locations owned and operated by franchisees across the U.S. There are also 32 corporate locations owned and operated by Wing-Stop. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Wing-Stop have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Wing-Stop franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Wing-Stop has opened 350 outlets throughout the U.S.

Visit the Wing-Stop metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Wing-Stop franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Wing-Stop has closed 21 outlets throughout the U.S.

Visit the Wing-Stop metrics tab to explore how the closures compare to other Food and Beveragefranchises.

Is Wing-Stop growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Wing-Stop over the past 3 years is 31%. Over the last year we have data for, Wing-Stop had a net unit growth rate of 10%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Wing-Stop growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Wing-Stop. More info in the Wing-Stop metrics tab.

Is Wing-Stop franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Wing-Stop is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Wing-Stop franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S1937 on October 1, 2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Wing-Stop that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA's affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria.

Is Wing-Stop a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Wing-Stop meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Wing-Stop provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Wing-Stop.

What is the Wing-Stop Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Wing-Stop systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Wing-Stop franchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

The franchise for sale rate for Wing-Stop over the past 3 years is 11%. Over the last year we have data for, Wing-Stop had a franchise for sale rate of 5%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Wing-Stop franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Wing-Stop. More info in the Wing-Stop metrics tab.

What is the Wing-Stop Franchise Failure Rate?

Wing-Stop franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Wing-Stop failure rate over the past 3 years is 2%. Over the last year we have data for, Wing-Stop had a franchise failure rate of 0%

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Wing-Stop failure rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Wing-Stop. More info in the Wing-Stop metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Wing-Stop franchise?

Visit the Wing-Stop metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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General

Industry

-

Category

Food and Beverage

SBA Identifier

S1937

Year of Founding

2018

Fees

Marketing Fee

4%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$20,000-$20,000

Investment Range

$348K-$759K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

1352

U.S. Franchised Units

1320

U.S. Corporate Units

32

Headquarters (City)

TX

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

-

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

2018

Issuance of FDD Data

05/21/2021

Franchise Fee Midpoint

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next

 

1 year

3 years

Wing-Stop

10%

10%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise Disclosure Document

Download Latest FDD (2021)

Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Wing-Stop

1%

2%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Wing-Stop

3%

11%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Wing-Stop

$553,350

Industry median

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Wing-Stop

6%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next

 

1 year

3 years

Wing-Stop

10%

10%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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Business details

Company name

-

Business email

areadevelopment@wingstop.com

Mailing address

15505 Wright Brothers Dr.

State headquarters

Texas

Key leadership

Wing-Stop

Phone

+1 (000) 000-00-00

City

Addison

Zip code

75001

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