Wingstop Names Anne Fischer as Chief Growth Officer . . . .

Wingstop Inc. has named Anne Fischer as chief growth officer and a senior vice president, the company announced Tuesday.

The Dallas-based quick-service brand said Fischer most recently served as chief marketing and digital officer at Atlanta-based Papa John’s International Inc. Fischer has more than 20 years of experience in the quick-service-restaurant and hospitality industries, including marketing and sales leadership roles at The Walt Disney Co. and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

Fischer succeeds Marisa Carona in the position. Carona now serves as Wingstop’s chief U.S. franchise operations officer.

“I truly believe we are just getting started at Wingstop, and I couldn’t be more excited to have Anne join our team,” said Michael Skipworth, Wingstop’s president and CEO, in a statement. “Anne is a natural culture fit and a proven leader who will help Wingstop continue to execute its marketing and digital strategies on our mission to ‘Serve the World Flavor.’” Fischer said: “I’m a huge fan of the brand, and I can’t wait to join this best-in-class team to scale Wingstop in our journey to become a top 10 global restaurant brand and make Wingstop a household name.”

For the first quarter ended April 1, Wingstop’s net income increased to $15.7 million, or 52 cents per share, up from $8.7 million, or 29 cents a share, in the same period last year. Revenues increased 42.7% to $108.7 million, up from $76.2 million in the same quarter last year.

As of April 1, Wingstop had 1,996 restaurants systemwide. Wingstop was founded in 1994. – Source: NRN.

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