Still, the company is trying out a new concept -- a larger store with an expanded menu and sports theme, Wingstop Sports, that will fall short of a full-service sports bar and restaurant. A grand opening comes to Brownsville, Texas, next week.
"It's not going to be like Buffalo Wild Wings," he says. "Our alcohol sales are 1% to 2%" of sales, and Wingstop Sports locations should see a rise to between 6% to 8% -- far short of the roughly 20% an establishment such as Buffalo Wild Wings does in alcohol sales.
Wings appeal to consumers
The wings industry is growing, and there's lots of reasons for it.
Chicken as a commodity is cheaper than beef, making it easier to increase (or decrease) production as demand changes. "So even if commodity prices go up and down, it's not as long-term an impact on costs like beef, [where cattle] have a longer life span and takes longer to get new beef products to market," Chapman says.
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