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Large Wendy's franchise group inks deal to open 30 Wingstops in South Florida

Matthew Arrojas
Large Wendy's franchise group inks deal to open 30 Wingstops in South Florida

One of South Florida's biggest Wendy's franchisee groups announced plans to open 30 Wingstops in the tri-county area over the next five years. Pompano Beach-based JAE Restaurant Group, which runs 125 Wendy's locations in South Florida, formed a new company called Florida Wingmen, which struck a deal in December 2018 with Dallas-based Wingstop Inc. (Nasdaq: WING) for the exclusive rights to develop future Wingstops in Broward, Miami-Dade and most of Palm Beach counties, Florida Wingmen Chairman Jhonny Mercado told the Business Journal. There are currently 23 Wingstops in South Florida and 1,200 worldwide.