Wing Team Wednesday – Teneka Ray, Director of Delivery

Teneka

Happy Wing Team Wednesday! Meet Teneka Ray. Teneka is the director of delivery and has been with Wingstop since January 2020. Teneka’s favorite thing about Wingstop is the culture and the fact that people come from all walks of life and are still afforded the opportunity to thrive. She is passionate about her channel strategy team and loves that ecommerce is constantly changing. She considers herself a classic wings gal and her favorite flavor is a tossup between Atomic and Spicy Korean Q. Learn more about Teneka below.

Q&A

  • What is your title?
    • Director of Delivery
  • What team are you on?
    • Operations – Channel Strategy
  • When was the first time you tried Wingstop, and what did you think? 
    • About 10 years ago. I liked it, but I wasn’t sold on the chicken until I had the fries.
  • What is your favorite thing about Wingstop, and what first attracted you to working here? 
    • I absolutely love the culture. While interviewing, I was introduced to so many people that all seemed to have their own story but shared a passion for the brand. I love the fact that people come from all walks of life and are still afforded the opportunity to thrive. 
  • What is your favorite thing about your role, and what made you want to get into that field? 
    • I love that my team extends beyond the organization chart. Since my line of business is web-based, I get to be an advocate for every guest and Wingstop team member. Ecommerce is the great equalizer. It doesn’t care about how you look, who you know, or why you believe you should be there – all that matters is that you provide an optimal user experience. I love that it can always be improved upon and there is always something shiny and new to consider. It never gets stale, which allows me to continue to grow.
  • Where did you grow up? 
    • Beaumont, TX
  • What’s your favorite Wingstop flavor? 
    • Oh… that’s a tough one. It’s a tie between Atomic and Spicy Korean Q!
  • Boneless or classic? 
    • Classic! I need to hold the wing in my hand!
  • Ranch or bleu cheese? 
    • Bleu Cheese. Period.
  • What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? 
    • I would run a Youth and Young Adult 501-C3 for young ladies that need to be reminded of their intrinsic worth and the value that they bring to the world.
  • If your life was a movie, who would play you? 
    • Maybe Issa Rae or Regina Hall. 
  • What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list? 
    • Weeklong outdoor safari adventure in Kenya.
  • What are three words that describe you?
    • Joyful, kind, and courageous.
  • If you were famous, what would you be famous for? 
    • Inspiring others to be the best version of themselves.
  • What is your favorite hobby? 
    • A three-way tie for sure between reading, cooking, and singing.
  • What emoji do you use the most? 
    • The crying laughing emoji. 
  • Where is your dream vacation and why?  
    • African Continent Tour with my parents and children. The historical relevance to my modern-day life is palpable. I want to walk through the places of my ancestors and explore the beauty that exists within various countries, while seeing glimpses of myself all around.
  • What’s the best book you read recently? 
    • “The Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby.
  • What’s on your Spotify playlist? 
    • Erykah Badu
    • Jonathan McReynolds
    • Wicked Soundtrack
    • The Color Purple Soundtrack
    • Ricky Dillard and New G
    • Kirk Franklin
    • Jill Scott
    • Rachelle Farrelle
    • Layla Hathaway
    • Donnie Hathaway
    • Stevie Wonder
    • New Edition
    • Jodeci
    • Anita Baker
    • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
    • Anthony Hamilton
    • PJ Morton
    • The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Chorale

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