Talk about the perfect restaurant to compliment the fast-paced lifestyle of an entertainer. After tasting the famous lemon-pepper wings from Wingstop, rapper Rick Ross decided to invest in the Texas-based franchise.
Disregarding the national obesity epidemic, Ross — who is morbidly obese himself — couldn’t miss an opportunity to capitalize off providing cheap food for the city of Memphis, which will be site of his first franchise.
Ross — who, like most rappers, is a walking, talking product placement ad — tells 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,”
Rick Ross is not the first celebrity to invest in the Wingstop franchise. Former Dallas Cowboy and Hall-of-Famer, Troy Aikman, is the national spokesperson for the company he invested into and now sits on the Board of Directors.
According to a study posted on Forbes.com, Memphis ranked first in America in 2007 as the most sedentary and the most obese city in America — cha-ching!
Hopefully, Ross will take the cue from his hip-hop colleague Fat Joe, who lost over 100 pounds after eating a carb-starved diet for over four months.