The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Has Investigated Wingstop 15 Times Since 2007.
Wingstop began as a small buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in Garland, Texas, in 1994. Since then it has grown to more than 1,000 locations across the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Wingstop has experienced a meteoric rise in revenue, posting $106 million in 2017, up from $59 million just four years prior.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted 15 investigations into allegations of improper service or handling of alcohol since the start of 2007.
Simply because a Wingstop location was investigated, it does not mean that they are a location that displays a pattern of violating TABC code. Conversely, if a location has been investigated and investigators determine that they are not in violation of TABC code, that does not mean that the alleged violation did not take place. At times, sufficient evidence required to prove that either criminal or administrative violations occurred is hard to come by. We are simply reporting the locations that were put on the TABC's radar for one reason or another by concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies.
Wingstop Locations That Have Been Investigated by the TABC Since 2007
Killeen - 902 W Central Texas Expressway
On 5/9/2007, this bar was accused of employing someone under the age of 18 to serve alcohol and consumption during prohibited hours.
The complaint was closed on 7/22/2007 with no further action taken on behalf of the TABC.
Houston - 2412 Hwy 6
This location was alleged by a private citizen that a person under the age of 18 was allowed to sell alcohol.
The TABC closed the investigation on 8/30/2008 with no further action taken.
Georgetown - 1013 W University Ave
On 02/04/2009, this location was alleged to have failed to post a required sign.
After two days, the investigation was closed and a written warning was issued.
Irving - 2920 N Belt Line Road
This location was alleged to have sold alcohol to a minor on 10/19/2009.
On 11/4/2009, the TABC investigation was closed with no further action taken.
Irving - 10009 N Macarthur Boulevard
On 10/19/2009, it was alleged that this location was selling alcohol to a minor.
Later on 11/4/2009, TABC investigators closed the investigation with no violations found.
Amarillo - 5807 Sw 45Th Suite 260
On 2/4/2010, a private citizen alleged that this location allowed a minor to consume alcohol.
TABC investigators closed down the investigation on 3/18/2010, taking no further action.
Amarillo - 5807 Sw 45Th Suite 260
On 6/6/2011, this location was alleged to have, again, allowed a minor to sell alcohol.
On 06/28/2011, TABC investigators found that there was indeed evidence that this location had served minors alcohol and there were penalties issued.
Cedar Park - 401 W Whitestone Blvd
On 12/06/2012, this location allowed a person under the age of 18 to sell alcohol.
On 12/12/2012, TABC investigators closed down the investigation with no further investigation.
Houston - 1049 Blalock Rd
On 04/08/2014, a private citizen alleged that this location had sold alcohol to a person under the age of 21.
On 4/27/2014 the investigators found that there was sufficient evidence in order to take one person to jail and levy administrative fines on this location.
Tomball - 19754 Tomball Parkway
On 7/31/2014, it was alleged that this location had sold alcohol to a minor.
On 9/8/2014, the investigators from the TABC concluded that their wasn't enough evidence to move further in the investigation.
San Antonio - 1464 Austin Hwy Suite 103
On 08/18/2014, a patron alleged that this location had sold alcohol to a minor.
On 08/26/2014, the investigation was closed with no further action taken.
Flower Mound - 2608 Flower Mound Road
On 3/9/2016, a member of the community alleged that a minor was allowed to drinking on the premises.
On 5/5/2016, TABC investigators decided that there wasn't enough evidence to support the allegations and closed the investigation.
San Antonio - 5631 Loop 1604W North
On 3/22/2013, a patron of this location alleged that there was a failure to post a required sign.
On 4/28/2013, the investigators found that there was illegal gambling occurring and there was a written warning issued.
Fort Worth - 237 NE 28Th Street
On 09/30/2016, a citizen alleged that this location was selling alcohol to a minor.
On 11/21/2016, TABC investigators closed the matter with no further action taken.
San Angelo - 614 W 29Th Street
On 12/28/2016, a member of the community alleged that a minor was served alcohol.
On 01/27/2017, the TABC closed the matter with no further action taken.
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