Skip to content

Drew Gooden taking flight into the wings business

Oct 11, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

GOODEN_DREW

Drew Gooden has some money to invest — he’s made more than $43 million in his NBA career so far and has the Bucks on the hook for $26.4 million more over four years (hello Gilbert Arenas clause?).

He’s investing that in wings. Well, more accurately he’s investing in the idea that the people of Orlando love wings.

He has started a business that will open a series of Wingstop restaurants in the home of the Magic, reports the Orlando business journal.

Gooden — who played last season with the Milwaukee Bucks and had two seasons with Orlando in the early 2000s — along with operating partner George Taylor III last month inked a deal with Texas restaurant chain Wingstop Inc. to open four new restaurants in the Orlando area. The pair, as Zerocon Food Systems LLC, plan to open the eatery in areas such as Altamonte Springs, Dr. Phillips, Lake Mary, the University of Central Florida main campus area in east Orlando and Winter Park, just to name a few possible locations….

“I did lot of research on different franchises,” he said, adding that he wanted to land a Five Guys deal, but that the only franchises available were outside of the United States. “Wingstop is where Five Guys was four years ago, and now it’s got 15-20 locations throughout Orlando.”

Apparently Gooden fancies himself the next Junior Bridgeman.

  1. rajbais - Oct 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    You better not eat too many of those!!!

    You already looked out of shape!!!

  2. savocabol1 - Oct 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    What, no wing man jokes?

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Will LeBron get booed Christmas Day in Miami?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (3261)
  2. T. Mozgov (2358)
  3. K. Bryant (2353)
  4. J. Embiid (2196)
  5. R. Allen (2127)
  1. K. Love (2107)
  2. L. James (2088)
  3. R. Rondo (2072)
  4. C. Delfino (2022)
  5. A. Davis (1949)