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Wingstop CEO resigns

Wingstop CEO resignsProvided

Wingstop Chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison has resigned to take the CEO role at Arizona-based Salad And Go, where he serves on its board of directors. Texas-based Wingstop has named its COO and president, Michael Skipworth, as Morrison's successor. Lynn Crump-Caine, the chain's lead independent director, will replace him as chair.

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation from Wingstop," Morrison said in a company press release. "It's been an incredible 10 years and I will be forever proud of the growth and outstanding achievements of the past decade. Michael has worked closely with me as a trusted partner and colleague and I cannot think of a better person to serve as Wingstop's President and CEO. I have a profound amount of respect and confidence in Michael as he leads the brand in its next phase of monumental growth."

Skipworth joined Wingstop in December 2014 and has served in a number of leadership roles within the company, including EVP and CFO.

"I'm humbled and excited for this next chapter with Wingstop," Skipworth said in the release. "Charlie and I have worked together over the past eight years to grow and scale the brand globally, and we have a great deal of momentum as we look to the future. I feel confident we have the right talent and team with a clear strategy to continue delivering our unparalleled and industry-leading results. On a personal note, I will greatly miss Charlie's partnership but am looking forward to seeing the amazing things he accomplishes in his new role."

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Dallas, Wingstop has over 1,700 locations worldwide.

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