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Wings Digest

December 21, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Wings Digest! If you’ve been following the restaurant industry in recent months, you know that there have been a number of new chicken wing concepts developing on top of all the brands everyone is familiar with. With this new segment of the restaurant industry developing, we want to make sure you’re up to date on all of the news and trends surrounding it. That’s why we’re launching the Wings Digest.

As a preview of what is to come, we’ve included some of the top news stories and articles here from the previous weeks. Drop us a line and let us know what you think. We’re excited to bring you all the best right here with The Wings Digest!

Issue #1

Brinker International Inc. Withdraws Q2 Guidance As Comps Plunge Amid Dining Room Closures

Tightened restrictions on dining room occupancy rates in much of the country have negatively affected the sales at Brinker International Inc., they said Wednesday as it withdrew its guidance for the second quarter of its 2021 fiscal year and reported a pretty steady decline in same-store sales at company-owned restaurants since late October.

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FAT Brands Opens Co-Branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express in Alexandria

FAT Brands announced the opening of a new co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express in Alexandria, LA.

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FAT Brands Opens New Co-Branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express in Corona

FAT Brands announced the opening of a new co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express in Corona, California.

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How Cholula Plans To Get More Americans Hooked on Its Hot Sauce

For the $800 million it's spending to buy it, Cholula's new owner needs it to punch above its weight.

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Americans Turn Up Heat and Cholula Sells for $800 Million

With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years, Cholula, the hot sauce with the distinctive wooden cap and a cult following, has become a very valuable brand.

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Chick N Max Offering Catering Packages for New Year's Eve

Toast to the new year with the perfect pairing to a champagne-filled night—a deliciously catered meal from Chick N Max.

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Franklin Junction Adds WingDepo™ to Growing Roster of Virtual Restaurant Brands

Franklin Junction, a marketplace for restaurant operators seeking virtual concepts, hatched WingDepo™ as a solution for diners craving a blend of classic American flavors with international zest.

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Logan's Roadhouse Owner Launches Virtual Chicken Tenders Concept

The new chicken concept launched across 175 locations in 33 states and will continue to expand throughout SPB Hospitality’s footprint.

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Lazy Dog Joins the Virtual Wing Wars with Jolene’s

Even though Chris Simms likens 2020 to the movie Groundhog Day for its surreal redundancy, Lazy Dog has hardly been doing the same song and dance this year.

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Inspire Brands Chief Information Officer Raghu Sagi on New Technology Innovations at Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s

Contactless payment began testing at Buffalo Wild Wings in September, while an order-ahead platform will be launched at Arby’s in 2021.

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Wingstop’s Blueprint To Becoming a Global Powerhouse

A deep dive into the Dallas-based chicken-wing company and how it’s managed its remarkable success throughout the pandemic.

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Why International Markets Are Key to Wingstop's Growth Goals

The brand's president of international, Nicolas Boudet, discusses the role of overseas expansion as Wingstop seeks to become a top 10 global restaurant company.

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What Do I Need To Start a Lunchtime Delivery Food Service?

A lunchtime delivery food service can make a good business for someone who wants to work part time yet offers the potential to earn a good deal of money.

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This 17-Year-Old Created a Sauce Business Bringing in 6 Figures

Tyla-Simone Crayton has accomplished a lot for a 17-year-old: She is the founder and CEO of Sienna Sauce, with her chicken wing-style sauces sold in over 70 retail stores across the U.S.

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