I’m going to avoid the obvious joke, here. From AllHipHop:
Platinum selling rapper Rick Ross is expanding his business empire into the restaurant business, via a new partnership with national restaurant chain, Wingstop.
Rick Ross has signed a development agreement with the Richardson, Texas-based company, which has over 480 Wingstop restaurants across the United States and Mexico.
Rick Ross will open the first of several Wingstop restaurants in Memphis, this Fall.
Ross, who name checked Wingstop brand on the song “MC Hammer” from his album Teflon Don, felt an affinity with the brand, which made it easier to make the decision to invest.
â€œAfter tasting Wingstop’s signature lemon pepperâ€“flavored wings in Miami, I knew this was a franchise I wanted to add to my investments,â€ Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com in a statement today (August 4th).
The Wingstop menu focuses solely on cooked-to-order chicken, along with the chain’s newest offering, glider sandwiches.
Rick Ross joins a number of celebrities who have invested in the Wingstop franchise.
Earlier this year, NFL star Troy Aikman became an investor in the company and now sits on the Board of Directors.
â€œRick Ross will be a great addition to the wing stop family,â€ said Jim Flynn, Wingstop’s CEO. â€œHe’s a talented artist and brings a huge fan base to the concept. We look forward to growing the brand with him in Memphis.â€
Rick Ross’ Wingstop location in Memphis is slated to open this Fall, at 7706 Winchester Road.