Wingstop Promotes From Within to Fill COO Slot

Wingstop Inc. announced the appointment of Mahesh Sadarangani as Chief Operating Officer, previously Wingstop’s Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy, effective immediately.

In his new role, Sadarangani is responsible for domestic operations and will continue reporting to Charlie Morrison, Chairman and CEO. Sadarangani is replacing Larry Kruguer, who resigned on December 26, 2019.

With more than 20 years of operational leadership experience, Sadarangani joined Wingstop in July 2019 from CEC Entertainment, the parent company for Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza. Most recently, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of CEC Entertainment and President of the Peter Piper Pizza brand leading strategy, revenue management, supply chain, and operations. 

During his time as SVP of Channel Strategy, he helped strengthen and refine the execution of Wingstop’s growth strategy. In particular, he led the completion of the rollout of national delivery, made a significant impact on in-restaurant pricing strategy, and was instrumental in furthering Wingstop’s goal to expand its presence in non-traditional locations.

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