Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
According to the National Chicken Council, Americans ate an estimated 1.25 billion (with a B!) chicken wings during Super Bowl XLIX. It was a busy day for Folsom’s own Wingstop franchise, which was even featured on Good Day Sacramento the morning of the big game. While Super Bowl Sunday is always a hectic day for the folks at Wingstop, the restaurant continues to stay busy the other 364 days of the year because it is a valued and active member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Folsom community (and chicken wings are delicious).
“One of the things that was very important to me when I got involved [with Wingstop] was that we needed to be a member of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce,” said Trista Durkee, who came on as a Wingstop owner in October of 2013, six months after the franchise opened in Folsom. “I’ve been involved with Chambers in the past and Folsom’s Chamber is elite. They are extremely active in the community and that was something I wanted to focus on.”
Under Durkee’s leadership, Wingstop has become an active member of the Chamber, sponsoring and donating food to numerous events. Durkee herself serves as a Chamber Ambassador, making herself available as a resource to new businesses in the area. She understands firsthand the value of a Chamber membership and how it can help a new business.
“Being able to market and promote Wingstop at Chamber events has played such a huge role in our success,” she said. “We’ve been able to connect with Folsom Lake College and gain so much more exposure throughout the community.”
While its involvement in the Chamber has boosted its business and its continued support of local non-profits makes it a community favorite, there’s one other major reason Wingstop is a Folsom favorite: delicious food and top-notch service. The restaurant features an array of sauces for its fresh chicken wings and a number of delicious sides perfect for any event, mood and pallet. And Durkee’s management style instills a great deal of pride and loyalty within her employees that radiates throughout the restaurant and resonates with its patrons.
“We really are a family here and we want the guests at Wingstop to feel at home.”