Wingstop Creates New Executive Role To Support Franchise Growth
CFO Wes Jablonski promoted to Chief Development Officer
DALLAS – Wingstop, the nation’s fastest growing chicken wing chain, has named current CFO Wes Jablonski as Chief Development Officer to support the company’s rapid expansion plans over the next few years. In this newly-created position, Jablonski will oversee, development and real estate for the company.
“Creating the role of chief development officer better positions Wingstop for our next level of strategic growth,” said James A. Flynn, president and CEO of Wingstop. “Wes spearheaded a national franchise program that resulted in Wingstop expanding to 650 restaurants open or in development in 33 states. His expertise in, real estate and finance coupled with his dedication to the Wingstop brand makes him the perfect candidate for this new role.”
With more than 30 years of experience, Jablonski is a veteran of the restaurant and finance industries. He joined Wingstop in 2003 as executive vice president of business development, and transitioned into the role of CFO in 2006. Under his direction, Wingstop has steadily flourished into one of the top fast casual dining chains in the country and has experienced 24 consecutive quarters of positive comparable store sales. Jablonski was recently named a finalist in the Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards.
In his new role, Jablonski will be responsible for the overall growth of the franchise network, beginning with an aggressive expansion campaign targeting the Northeast. Additionally, he will focus on real estate site selection and assist newthrough the franchise development process.
“Ninety-five percent of our system is owned and operated by,” said Jablonski. “They are the backbone of Wingstop and I look forward to leading the effort to grow and develop this company through a strong franchise network.”