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Rapper Rick Ross Part Inspiration for New Roxborough Wingstop

Takeout chicken wing eatery planned for Roxborough Commons.

Following closely on the footsteps of UPS Office, a chicken wing restaurant will soon open on Ridge Avenue. And, according to Philadelphia City Paper, rapper Rick Ross indirectly had a hand in it.

Located at 6024 Ridge Ave. in the Roxborough Commons, a Wingstop is set to open. The store has signage indicating its arrival and comes just after the grand opening of next-door-neighbor UPS Office, which officially cut the ribbon Monday.

City Paper reported in April that local restauranteur Richard Johnson was inspired by Ross' involvement with Wingstop to purchase his own. At that time, Roxborough was one of several places on Johnson's wish list.

Billing itself as "the wing experts," Wingstop has more than 500 franchises across the United States and Mexico, according to its website.

Wingstop's store locator indicates that the closest shops are either in New York—Brooklyn and Queens—or Baltimore. However, there is a shop at Temple University.

Visit its website for more details.

Richard Johnson October 25, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Hey This is Richard Johnson owner of the new Wing.Stop in Roxborough. Nice hit! We just got a lease for our second location in the Mt. Airy section of Philly on Germantown Avenue. Roxborough should be open in Late December / January and Mt. Airy late March/April 2013 and six more coming after that in the Philly area.
Sam Fran Scavuzzo October 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Great. I'll touch base with you closer to the store opening so we can do a pull story. Feel free to email me at samfran@patch.com.
Marylou October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
We are so excited! Love, Mrs. Johnson, Tristan and Trevor!
philly_banana January 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Richard, good luck with your new venture!! Can't wait to try it!! Let me know if you need buns :) Anna

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