*Wingstop Franchises Owned By Former Gamecock Football Players
Forbes sports business writer Alicia Jessop tweeted on Tuesday evening that former Gamecock wide receiver Sidney Rice has purchased five Wingstop chains:
What might have prompted Mr. Rice to make such an investment? Perhaps it was an eye-opening visit the Seattle Seahawk made to Wingstop last month.
2 made it from wingstop to the driveway... Before you ask.. HELL YEA I WAS HUNGRY!! Finished the other 2 as well pic.twitter.com/7TC3XojiQ1— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 26, 2013
Honestly, I'm slightly disappointed Sidney didn't go for some sort of play-on-words with his surname** when selecting the type of restaurant he was going to purchase. Honestly, would it have been that hard for him to buy a P.F. Chang's or two? God knows, noted Gamecock fan Kenny Chesney would have loved it.
Are there any other nouveau riche Gamecock alums who you could foresee buying fast food franchises?
**Incidentally, I had a bag of rice confiscated by the cops while attempting to drunkenly enter Williams-Brice for the 2006 Auburn game. Remember when people would throw rice after Sidney did good things? That was fun.