Wingstop has appetite for 15 new stores this year

29th January 2024 | Jack Oliver

Fried chicken restaurant chain Wingstop is looking to open 15 new UK stores in 2024, its most ambitious opening pipeline since arriving in Britain.

The chain’s master franchisee, Lemon Pepper Holdings, said that nine new sites are set to open this year with a further six under negotiation.

Wingstop will open new restaurants in Clapham High Street, Croydon Valley Retail Park, Hounslow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Merry Hill, Watford, Westfield Stratford City, Wood Green, and a second location in Leeds.

The Stratford City restaurant will be the chain’s largest UK site to date, spanning 5,000 sq ft and accommodating over 160 covers.

Tom Grogan, co-founder of Lemon Pepper Holdings, said: “2024 is going to be our biggest ever year of growth. We are proud to be opening across the country and creating up to 750 new jobs.

“In just five short years as a business, we have certainly made our mark, offering the best-tasting wings in the business alongside an authentic and customised dining experience. There is huge momentum, and we are just getting started.”

Wingstop currently operates 39 sites across the UK.


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