The popular Wingstop chicken wing and tenders restaurant continues their South Jersey expansion with a location coming to Berlin-Cross Keys Rd, in a unit next to Nick’s pizza.
Hollywood Tans is on the left side of the upcoming Wingstop unit, which was previously a Sprint Mobile Phone store.
A 42Freeway reader pointed us towards the construction activity at the small unit next to the pizzeria, which includes a construction permit sticker on the window clearly identifying “wingstop – tenant fitout” in the description.
Interior walls are framed out in the traditional Wingstop style so that there is a front customer ordering area, an ordering counter positioned off to the right, and space down the left side to the back of the restaurant, which normally includes room for seating and leads to restrooms.
This unit does appear to be a little bit smaller in size than those that are open in Deptford or Blackwood-Clementon Rd, but I have not seen the plans at this point to understand the full build out.
What started as a small chicken wing restaurant almost 30 years ago now serves tenders, chicken sandwiches, fries and desserts. From one location in 1994 to over 1,500 locations today… they must be doing something right!
Location of this upcoming Wingstop is between Hollywood Tans and Nick’s Pizza, close to the Sicklerville Road intersection. (You can access the shopping center and Wingstop from Sicklerville Rd, also). McDonald’s and Spark Car Wash are located basically across the street.
Cross Keys Road – A Hot Location!
Berlin Cross Keys Rd. has been getting a lot of attention from retailers in the last year.
Plans for the roadway include the following “in play” retail projects; Crave Cookies, Johnny Longhots, Rayaki Ramen, Aspen Dental, Chase Bank, Grocery Outlet, Super Wawa, Modwash Car Wash, and Mission BBQ
Plus Jersey GOAT is now open in the former Tilted Kilt.
A sad piece of news is that Bertucci’s closed, but it seems they already have some interest in the property… more on that later.
Wingstop – Chicken Wings, Tenders and More!
Wingstop’s restaurants are not overly large but they are designed smart so there is seating available.
And they seem to do a big business in take-out and delivery, as they have a dedicated pick-up line area. There is no drive-thru.
One interesting twist is they do not have trash cans for the customers!
One popular story online is that they consider you a guest, and guests should not have to clean up.
But another story told to me by a Wingstop manager is, since the first Wingstop was founded in very hot Texas, they found having the trashcans in the dining area on really hot days just didn’t make for the best dining experience.
They would put the trash cans away from the dining room, and of course they didnt want customers going out of their way to walk to thrash cans… so the employees would pick up the customers’ trash.
So to carrying on that tradition, they still want you to leave your trash at the table where the staff will quickly collect (or you can bring up to the register).
The menu at Wingstop isn’t over complex but still offers a variety of options. You can order individual pieces but they lean towards the full combos (as does every fast food restaurant)
Combos include traditional wings (bone or boneless) in combo sizes based on the number of pieces.
Their French Fries are also a big seller and are hand-cut seasoned fries. Of course fries are part of the combos but they do a big business on their own and include a “loaded fries” option including a couple others.
A big feature of their wings are the Wingstop sauces. They feature 12 different sauces (plus plain) and varying degrees of heat.
Some of the flavors are wet based sauce and others are dry… like a dry rub.
To navigate the sauce options, online they have the “Wing Calculator” where by entering a few fiter criteria you can find your perfect sauce to try!
Links and Locations
Wingstop – Coming Soon
579 Berlin – Cross Keys Rd
|Sicklerville, NJ 08081, USA