Wingstop recently announced the company has signed a development agreement that will result in eight new restaurants in the Philadelphia area.
Richard Johnson of Jomartt Enterprises, L.P., has signed a multi-unit development agreement and expects to open his first location this winter. Johnson, a former McDonald’s franchisee, was drawn to Wingstop’s ease of operations and focus on cooked-to-order wings.
“I was attracted to the idea of a wing place that would be a local, neighborhood spot, where people can get really good wings,” said Johnson. “I started doing my research and was impressed with how the Wingstop brand works. We tried the food and kept going back for more. I loved how fresh the food was and the variety of sauces.”
Johnson first heard about Wingstop on the radio while driving around Philadelphia with his youngest son, Tristan.
“My son and I were in the car, listening to the radio, and we heard a DJ talking about Rick Ross opening a Wingstop franchise in Memphis,” he remembers. “My son said ‘Dad, if Rick Ross has a Wingstop, you need one, too.’”