Wingstop Adds New Senior Vice President/Chief Growth Officer

"I truly believe we are just getting started," says Anne Fischer, who will lead Addison-based Wingstop's marketing and digital strategies.

Addison-based restaurant chain Wingstop has hired Anne Fischer as its new senior vice president, chief growth officer, a role in which she will lead Wingstop’s marketing and digital strategies.

“I truly believe we are just getting started at Wingstop, and I couldn’t be more excited to have Anne join our team,” Wingstop President & CEO Michael Skipworth said 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.”

The company said that Fischer brings a proven track record and extensive understanding of the restaurant industry.

Before Wingstop, she was chief marketing & digital officer at Papa John’s International, where she spent eight years. Fischer has more than 20 years of combined experience in QSR and hospitality industries, including marketing and sales leadership roles at The Walt Disney Co. and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

Wingstop said that Fischer’s hiring comes as the company targets 20 consecutive years of same-store sales growth while making strategic investments in its digital platform, which includes more than 35 million users.

“Chicken wings and chicken sandwiches sauced-and-tossed in craveable flavors … what’s not to love?” Fischer said in a statement. “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.”

Founded in 1994, Wingstop Inc. operates and franchises more than 2,000 locations worldwide. In fiscal year 2022, Wingstop’s systemwide sales increased 16.8% to roughly $2.7 billion, marking the 19th consecutive year of same store sales growth.

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