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Wingstop – A Good Fit For Vista

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Wingstop

510 Hacienda Drive – Suite 113

By Pat Murphy...The eatery held a Grand Opening on Oct. 18th with a gathering of people from the Vista Chamber of Commerce, a couple of friends, and some of their new neighbors. Wingstop’s web site proudly boasts that “Wingstop has taken chicken wings to a whole new level”.  They offer the customer  eleven mouthwatering flavors, including Original Hot, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ and Louisiana Rub.  Wingstop menu items are made fresh, with care when you order, and then serve it up piping hot.  They don’t use a heat lamp to keep food warm.

Located in the Food-4-Less Shopping center at 510 Hacienda Drive, they are found in Suite 113 where people are seen exiting with their large bags of delicacies. I went over there last week to meet the owners and find out why they picked Vista to open up this new type of restaurant. Oh what, chicken wings aren’t new? Chicken wings are offered at several places but at this establishment the differences are voluminous. First, as previously mentioned, the wings are cooked AFTER you order them. Second, you can place your order on line. Third, you can dine in amongst the large screen TVs or take out your order. Fourth, there are no trash cans, just a dozen tables with chairs because you are their guest and shouldn’t have to clear your table. They do that. Fifth, there are a lot of great sides like bourbon baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, veggie sticks, seasoned fries (3 kinds), Cheese fries, and yeast rolls. They have sandwich selections, combo deals, and much more.

wingstop2Customer - Charles

Customer – Charles

Eva & Kirk Williams

Owners – Eva & Kirk Williams

As I was saying, I wanted to meet the owners, Eva and Kirk Williams. However, as we entered they were busy at work and the first person we met was a tall customer by the name of Charles who was picking up his order. He told us that “The food here is great”! He had so many bags of food that someone had to help him out to his car. The smells coming from the bags were very appetizing. I thought that was a good sign.

Soon I was sitting at a table with Kirk, a very affable man with a broad smile. He told me that he and his wife Eva had previously been living in the Los Angeles area. They had both been “Corporate Slaves” and this was a new venture for them. Kirk, a graduate of UCLA, had been a Management Consultant and Eva, also a Bruin alum, had been working as an Aerospace Financial Analyst. They traded their 8 hour a day jobs for this 15 hour a day gig. Ah, the American Dream. However, they didn’t walk in to this enterprise blind. Kirk’s sister and her husband have been successfully operating several franchises for a number of years. Also Eva attended a training camp put on by the parent company.

I also found out that they have three children to fill up their spare time. One is off to college and the other two are only 6 and 10 years old. As they spoke to me about their family and their dreams I began to get a feel for the kind of people they are. Hardworking, intelligent, friendly, and outgoing are some of their attributes. They are also very attentive and they would occasionally leave the table briefly to attend to the business.

Sparkling Kitchen

Sparkling Kitchen

When I asked how they came to locate in Vista they told me something that really warmed me to them. They had been given the choice of taking a franchise any place in San Diego. They looked at other communities like La Jolla and Mira Mesa first and then selected Vista. Yes, they picked Vista above any of the many San Diego townships.  “Why Vista” I asked? They both told me that it was because they found Vista to be friendly and family orientated. They said that everyone they met here really likes it here.

And that, dear readers, is why I would maintain that this new business, Wingstop, and the new owners, Eva and Kirk Williams are a good fit for Vista. These nice people belong here. So drop by, get some food, watch the game, and meet our newest Vistans. wingstop2On Mondays and Tuesdays the boneless wings are only $ .50 oh, and I almost forgot to tell you about the great selection of beverages. To wash down the great food they have a full soda bar and a large selection of beers. When you get there say hi for me or hold the door open for me if you see me carrying out an armful of bags.

www.Facebook.com/WingstopVista  or  510 Hacienda Drive – Suite 113 – (760) 414-9464

Photos by Mary Murphy

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