Rapper Rick Ross Returns to His Roots with a New Wingstop Restaurant

Rick Ross and Sheila Guerrero

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Rap mogul and Mississippi native, Rick Ross, expands his Wingstop franchise to the south – again.  The Southaven community can indulge on hot wings in a variety of 10 sauces.

The most notable flavors are the classic Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Teriyaki. You can also pair your hot wings with fresh cut French fries and buttery rolls to complete your order.

But it doesn’t matter which hot wing flavor you choose your taste buds will have you coming back for more.

The grand opening of Wingstop Southaven, located at 182 W. Goodman Road, is the third restaurant associated with Ross in the Mid-South, including the Winchester and Poplar Avenue locations in Memphis.

“It’s an inspiration. I’m sitting here now seeing all the pretty little girls and little dudes with their firm handshakes – it’s a beautiful thing. I love the M [Memphis] and I love Mississippi that’s where my family is from,” said Ross.

Fans of Ross met the entertainer as well as took pictures, received autographed posters and t-shirts.  But that’s not the only thing; anyone who visited any of the Wingstop locations received five free wings compliments of the rapper turned entrepreneur.

“I came here to meet him, because I’m big fan, but for him to come in town for his grand opening, meet his fans and give away free wings means a lot and it shows a lot about who he is as a person,” said Cheryl McIntyre of Memphis.

“The business is really a great thing you know, the people are supporting us. So I see us most definitely continuing to grow and hopefully we will continue spreading and touching those cities and communities that’s what the Boss job is,” said Ross.

The Boss is indeed doing just that, he plans to open two more locations in the Memphis and metropolitan areas. One location is due to open February 2014 on Union Avenue in Memphis and another in March in Bartlett, Tennessee. You can also find Wingstop restaurants in Texas, Florida and several cities across the U.S.

“It’s a great feeling for another grand opening and seeing the hard work come into effect, but  even more fulfilling is when the people come out and you see the little kids who otherwise would have never got to see Rozay,” said Ross.

To view the interview in its entirety click the picture below.

Sheila Guerrero, reporter, and Rap Mogul Rick Ross


Sheila Guerrero

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