National chicken wing chain Wingstop has announced plans to expand its presence in the Atlanta area by adding 20 additional locations over the next several years.
The growth, which comes on the heels of the company's acquisition by Atlanta-based Roark Capital Group, will be accomplished through franchising. "Our restaurants have a very loyal fan following with a lot of potential for expansion," said David Vernon, vice president of franchise sales for Wingstop. "That, coupled with the simple operating platform of cooked-to-order wings and fresh-cut fries, makes Wingstop an ideal concept for entrepreneurs and multi-unit operators in Atlanta."

The expansion effort will begin with an Atlanta open house April 20–21, where franchise candidates will have an opportunity to learn about Wingstop's plans and meet one-on-one with company executives.