We Have High Hopes For Rick Ross’s Wingstop Franchise

It may not come as a surprise to learn that Rick Ross enjoys the occasional chicken wing, so it sort of makes sense that the beefy rapper has just inked a development deal with Texas-based Wingstop to launch a series of restaurants, the first of which is slated to open in Memphis this fall.

Ross — who, of course, name-checked Wingstop’s lemon-pepper wings in his hit “MC Hammer” — joins former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman as an investor in the chain (Troy is also Wingstop’s “national spokesman”), and he is understandably excited about the endeavor, telling AllHipHop.com “After tasting Wingstop’s signature lemon-pepper flavored wings in Miami, I knew this was a franchise I wanted to add to my investments.”

Indeed. Of course, it should be noted that Ross isn’t the only one excited about the news — we, too, often find ourselves “fiending lemon pepper” — and while we’re not exactly sure if Wingstop’s franchise charter allows owners to change the menu, we’d like to think that Ricky will add his own, uh, entrepreneurial flair to his restaurants.

So here are some Rozay-approved additions to the menu … coming soon to a Wingstop near you.

» The “9 Piece” Meal: A family-sized order of Wingstop’s signature wings, sauced and tossed to your liking. As an added bonus, can be ordered from your iPhone.

» The “Archie Bunker:” Never-breaded wings slathered in a creamy Alfredo sauce. So white we just might charge you double.

» The “Three C’s Combo:” Color, cut and clarity. Or, you know, cheddar, cool-ranch, and cayenne-pepper flavored wings.

» The “B.M.F.:” A big mother-f—ing buffalo chicken sandwich, comes with Big Meech coleslaw and Larry Hoover fries.

» The “Trilla: A classic. Heaping portion of Wingstop “boneless chicken strips,” smothered in Jay-Z’s tangy teriyaki sauce. R.Kelly extra.

» The “Uhhh!:” Ricky’s favorite. A guttural, sweaty plate of wings, fries and strips, drizzled with garlic parmesan sauce. Comes with a side of Maybach Music honey mustard and a large soda. No substitutions, because, as the owner says, “God Forgives, I Don’t.”