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Wingstop set to open in downtown SLO in January

A Wingstop franchise is slated to open early January in downtown San Luis Obispo.
A Wingstop franchise is slated to open early January in downtown San Luis Obispo. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

A Wingstop franchise is slated to open early January in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The franchise, which sells a variety of chicken wings and sides in an aviation-themed space, is owned by Dawn Pasetta and her father John Pasetta. The pair, which do business as Dad&Daughters Wings Inc., also own a Wingstop franchise in Santa Maria.

The Pasettas were looking to expand and downtown San Luis Obispo seemed like a good option, Dawn Pasetta said. She added that she could see the casual counter-service restaurant, at 1029 Chorro St., as a potential hangout spot for students.

The business is slated to open around the second week of January; it’s waiting on the installation of a gas meter, Pasetta said.

About $300,000 is being invested to open the franchise, Pasetta said. There is an additional $15,000 franchise startup fee to open the restaurant. They intend to employ a staff of around 35 to 40 people — a mixture of both full- and part-time workers.

The Pasettas are hoping to open a few more Wingstop franchises in San Luis Obispo County, including two in the North County. They don’t have a time frame yet for opening the other stores; Dawn Pasetta said it depends on how sales go at the San Luis Obispo store.

The first Wingstop restaurant opened in 1994 in Garland, Texas. The company began offering franchises in 1997. There are more than 700 Wingstop restaurants internationally, according to the company’s website.

Danielle Ames: 805-781-7902

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