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Texas-based Wingstop launches new concept that is not about wings
A Texas-based chicken wing chain has launched a new virtual spinoff that homes in on another body part: thighs.
Called Thighstop, the new concept from Dallas-based Wingstop specializes in chicken thighs, which they note are one of the juiciest and most flavorful parts of the chicken.
They're being offered in two versions:
- Bone-in thighs, served naked and sauced and tossed in Wingstop's 11 signature flavors
- Breaded boneless thighs, described as a more juicy, flavorful take on Wingstop's popular boneless wings
Thighstop also offers ranch and blue cheese dips, seasoned fries, fried corn, and rolls.
A three-piece bone-in thigh combo with fries and one dip is $8.09.
It's available at more than 1,400 locations nationwide on Thighstop.com or DoorDash.
Thighstop CEO Charlie Morrison says in a statement that this has been in the works for a while.
"Although Thighstop is in its infancy, we've been exploring bone-in and boneless thighs as center-of-the-plate options for some time now as a way to offer fans new ways to enjoy Wingstop's bold, distinctive and craveable flavors," Morrison says. "We're excited to bring Thighstop to the masses in a way that's familiar and convenient to consumers by providing the option of delivery or carryout through our delivery partner DoorDash."
The masses, that's us.