Wingstop Cost Comparisons

About Wingstop

In response to the increasing popularity of buffalo-style chicken wings, Antonio Swad founded Wingstop in 1994. In 1998, the privately owned company began franchising. It has more than 19 stores in operation, with several others in development throughout the southern United States. Wingstop is based in Dallas, Texas.

Veteran Incentives   $15,000 off first-store franchise fee

Chicken/Wings Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Wingstop against other Chicken/Wings franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Wingstop with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
AllStar Wings & Ribs $45,000 $772,500-$1,093,286
Atomic Wings $25,000 5% $175,000-And Up
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits $25,000 4% 1% $1,383,434-$2,224,000
Boneheads N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Brewster's Chicken $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $99,000-$2,400,000
Brown's Chicken & Pasta $25,000 $155,000-$365,000
Buffalo Philly's $18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings $40,000 5% $1,223,200-$3,260,700
Buffalo Wings & Rings $40,000 5% 2%-4% $1,292,500-$2,407,000
Buffalo's Southwest Cafe $50,000 6% 2% $392,550-$838,150
Carl's Jr $25,000-$35,000 4% up to 7% $13,750,001,952,000
Charo Chicken $25,000 $518,350-$632,600
Chester's $3,500 $12,000-$296,600
Chick 'n' Chick $30,000-$50,000 $450,000-$550,000
Chick-fil-A $10,000 $202,795-$1,277,250
Chicken Delight $20,000 5% $150,000-$350,000
Chicken Dijon $25,000 $172,000-$329,000
Chicken Kitchen $30,000 5% 2%local+1%Nat'l $500,000-And Up
Chickery (Canada), The $30,000 $235,500-$510,500
Chickery, The $30,000 6% 2% $250,000-$512,500
CHOOKS $52,500 4% 4% + 1% local $300,615
Church's Chicken $15,000-$20,000 5% 5% $424,300-$1,251,600
Cluck-u Chicken $25,000 $125,000-$225,000
Commercial Capital Training Group N/A 4% local $25,500-$65,000
Culver $55,000 4% $1,815,000-$4,273,000
Dick's Wings $35,000 $229,500-$772,500
Dixie Lee $25,000 6% $160,000-$369,000
East Coast Wings $30,000 5% 2% $660,625-$1,097,570
El Pollo Loco $40,000 2%-3%-4% $900,000-$1,755,000
Flame Broiler Restaurant, The $25,000 5% 3% $256,732-$408,514
Flamer's Grill $30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Golden Chick $30,000 4% 1% $235,450-$484,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Hartz Chicken $20,000 $288,000-$993,600
Houston Restaurants $50,000 $1,350,000
Hurricane Grill & Wings $35,000 5% 2.5% $225,300-$969,000
KFC $45,000 5% 5% $1,465,550-$2,586,550
Mary Brown's $20,000 $100,000
Mo-joe's $20,000-$25,000 $125,000-$350,000
Naked Chicken $25,000 5% 2% $233,500-$624,000
Nando's Chickenland (West) Ltd $35,000 $450,000
Native Grill & Wings $35,000 6% 1% $998,000-$2,605,500
Otter's Chicken Tenders $30,000 5% $291,500-$429,000
Pappas Roasters $25,000 $230,000-$295,000
Pluckers Wing Bar $18,000 $70,000-$225,000
Pollo Campero $40,000 5% 5% $312,421-$1,652,500
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen $30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
Pudgie's Famous Chicken $30,000 5% $197,000-$379,000
Ranch One $30,000 6% 1% $175,400-$544,750
Red Rooster N/A $250,000-$550,000
Rex's Chicken $25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Scores Restaurants $60,000 4% 3% $450,000
Sonoma Chicken Coop N/A $709,000-$1,919,000
St. Louis Bar and Grill $35,000 6% 1% $450,000
Steaks To Go $24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wild Wing Cafe $50,000 4% 3.5% $1,054,242-$2,238,925
Wild Wings n Things N/A $85,000-$125,000
Williams Fried Chicken $12,000-$25,000 $30,000-$573,500
Wing Machine $20,000 $150,000
Wing Nutz $30,000 $195,000-$380,000
Wing Zone $17,500 5% 2% $275,403-$401,903
WingHouse $50,000-$135,000 $928,000-$1,926,000
WINGMAN WINGS $25,000-$83,750 4% 1% $250,000
Wings Etc. $37,500 5% 2% $347,150-$746,200
Wings Over... $20,000 4% $275,000
WingsUp! $35,000 $220,000-$280,000
WOW Cafe $15,000-$35,000 5% 2% $234,400-$754,500
Yaya's Flame Broiled Chicken $15,000 4% 3% $335,500-$460,000