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Wings Digest

June 10, 2021

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

It’s a mixed bag of news this week! We continue to see the shortages of wings all throughout the country. And at the same time, it’s remarkable to see wing brands expanding. Wing It On! is opening their operations in Orlando. The first article here “The Great Wing Rush” has some interesting insights on this growing chicken wing trend. Otherwise, Drake and Kawhi Leonard made the Wings Digest this week.

We hope your week is coming to a good close. Enjoy this week’s issue of the Wings Digest!

Issue #12

The Great Wings Rush

To see the future of food delivery, just look at chicken wings.

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Wing It On! Signs Deal To Open Store in Orlando

Wing It On!, the New England based and fan-favorite wing joint known for its fresh, never-frozen, all-natural wings ’n wiches, has announced a new signed agreement with Dave Miller, an experienced business owner, to bring a location to Orlando.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Launches Trivia Series with Big Prizes on the Line

Buffalo Wild Wings knows customers are champing at the bit to go out once again. To direct that pent-up demand toward its doors, the brand is launching Blazin’ Trivia, a new weekly trivia night with $50,000 and a trip to Las Vegas on the line.

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Bubbakoo’s Burritos Launches Toss’ em Wing Factory Virtual Brand

Toss ’em Wing Factory is tossing up more than just wings, they also have entered into the chicken sandwich wars with four different options.

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Wild Wing Cafe Welcomes Summer with Backyard Party Giveaway

Wild Wing Cafe wants to bring its eatertainment experience to a lucky guest’s own backyard. Since summer grilling and BBQ go hand-in-hand with family gatherings and casual social get-togethers, Wild Wing Cafe is giving away a backyard party that includes a band and food for 20 guests to the winner.

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H-E-B Enforcing Purchasing Limits on Chicken Wings Amid National Shortage

Fresh and frozen wings are limited to two packs per transaction. Dya Campos, H-E-B's director of public affairs, said the limit applies to all stores.

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Drake-Backed Daring Foods Raises $40 Million

The health-conscience, plant-based chicken substitute market isn’t without competition, so it doesn’t hurt to have rap superstar Drake as an investor to boost a startup’s image.

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Kawhi Leonard Is Worth $70 Million, but He Still ‘Panicked’ When He Lost His Coupons for Free Chicken Wings

Given that massive net worth, Kawhi could afford to buy virtually any meal he wants. With that being said, though, he had no problem scoring free chicken wings, at least as of 2016.

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Why Did the Chicken Wing Get So Expensive?

Corey Rosoff, owner and operator of downtown Plattsburgh pub Monopole, said wing prices are skyrocketing week after week, forcing he and others across the restaurant industry to jack up their prices.

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Colorado Restaurants Face Temporary Closures Due to Limited Supply

Some Denver-area restaurants are removing items from menus or even temporarily closing because they don’t have enough chicken wings. King of Wings was prepared to close on Wednesday night if its shipment of wings didn’t arrive before the dinner rush.

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