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  • Wingstop Restaurants is due to report first-quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday.
  • The wing chain has focused on a series of cost initiatives to improve results.
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Chicken wing purveyor Wingstop Restaurants will report earnings after the bell on Tuesday. The company will provide an update on its ongoing shift to cost-cutting initiatives, which CEO Charlie Morrison discussed at the ICR Conference in Orlando in January.

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“In 2018, one of the simple decisions that we made that proved very effective for us was the elimination of our three core side menu items, which had been with the brand a very long time,” Morrison said of the company’s decision to eliminate potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans.

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As labor costs continue to rise, Wingstop is also shifting towards ordering kiosks and lockers where customers can pick up orders. “Because our business is 75% carryout, our customers prefer to come in, skip that line, get their food, and get out,” Morrison said.

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Here’s what analysts surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting:

  • Adjusted earnings per share: $0.19
  • Revenue: $45.8 million

Wingstop is up 18% this year.

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