[R]apper Rick Ross could make a fortune this weekend, thanks to Super Bowl XLIX. No, it won’t come from gambling, or even his lucrative appearance in Arizona (see below), where the big game is taking place at the University of Phoenix’s Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
|Combat Jack talks to Rick Ross about a number of things, including his Wingstop franchise.|
Rick Ross’ chain of Wingstop restaurants is expected to move enormous amounts of chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend, thanks to football fans voracious appetites.
Fans are anticipated to devour 1.25 billion wings, as they watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX.
According to the National Chicken Council’s 2015 Wing Report, which was released yesterday (January 26), that’s enough chicken wings to wrap around the Grand Canyon 120 times.
If Rick Ross’ Wingstop franchises are managed correctly, his investment in wings should be turning a substantial profit. The report states that 81% of U.S. adults consumed chicken wings last year.
The wholesale price for wings hit a record high of $2.11 per pound, in January 2013. While those numbers are currently down for 2015, prices are still up overall. Wings are presently $1.71 per pound, up from a $1.35 per pound at this time last year.
Forbes reported that the rapper owns at least nine Wingstop’s, with a concentration in Memphis, where his franchised business earned him a key to the city.
“That’s where the majority of my family is from Mississippi and Memphis,” Rick Ross recently told The Combat Jack Show in a recent interview.
“It’s most definitely a positive thing. You bring jobs back to the community, but you bring another type of energy,” Rick Ross said. “When we walk through Saint Jude’s, and we see them kids and Rozay is there, it’s just a whole different vibe. That’s why I thought it was important to start right there.”
Data released by Wingstop in 2013 revealed that the company sold 6 million wings over Super Bowl weekend.
There’s more good news for Ross. For 13 years straight, the entire Wingstop franchise, which has 550 stores, has topped previous years’ sales.