Chris Fallon has been named senior vice president, chief information officer by Dallas-based Wingstop and will lead the brand’s enterprise and restaurant technology solutions, IT infrastructure, and information security.
“Wingstop’s category of one position is further strengthened by our tech-forward strategy and vision to digitize every transaction,” Wingstop President & CEO Michael Skipworth said in a statement. “Having Chris onboard will build on our strong foundation and take our enterprise and restaurant technology solutions to the next level.”
Fallon is an experienced technology leader, with 14 years at Starbucks where his responsibilities included retail back-of-house, corporate, licensed stores and CPG technologies. Most recently, Fallon was chief information officer at Fortune Brands Water Innovations, overseeing the Moen and House of Rohl businesses.
Wingstop said that Fallon comes to the company on the heels of Q3 earnings that reported 66.9% digital sales, and a systemwide sales increase of 26.5%.
“Wingstop is supercharged for growth, and I’m excited to join at such a dynamic time for the brand,” Fallon said in a statement. “Wingstop has established itself as a technology leader, and I look forward to the journey as this best-in-class team continues to scale globally.”
Earlier this year, Restaurant Business Online reported that Wingstop and plans to shift to an in-house ordering system it has been developing for three years. The $50 million proprietary system is called “My Wingstop,” per the publication.
Founded in 1994, Wingstop Inc. operates and franchises more than 2,050 locations worldwide.
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