Wings Digest

March 18, 2021

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

What will happen to wings once the pandemic dissipates? When the pandemic struck, a number of restaurant brands implemented new menus starring chicken wings to accommodate for high delivery demand; wings travel well, and they’re delicious. Makes sense. Now there are numerous concepts running; Red Robin opened one just last week! Will this demand last? If so, how long?

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Issue #6

East Coast Wings + Grill Donates Nearly $22K to Local Food Banks

East Coast Wings + Grill teamed up with Campbell Soup to offer franchise owners and their loyal guests an opportunity to donate 100 percent of the proceeds raised from soup sales, over the holiday season.

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Wingers Returns to West Bountiful Hometown

The West Bountiful community is about to gain an energetic dining experience unlike any other when Wingers returns to its hometown on Monday, March 15.

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Red Robin Diversifies with 3 Delivery-Only Brands

Red Robin recently started a national rollout of three new delivery-only brands, Chicken Sammy's, The Wing Dept. and Fresh Set, Paul Murphy, Red Robin president and CEO, said in an email to Restaurant Dive.

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Red Robin Adds Cauliflower 'Wings' and Pizza Crust to Menu

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is giving Americans yet another reason to gather around the table with its new limited-time cauliflower-based menu offerings. The new options are a modern-day reimagining of two classics—wings and pizza—using the power of cauliflower.

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The Evolution of the Next Emerging Wing Chain

The origin of Wing It On! dates back to Matt Ensero’s teenage years, when he and his friends repeated the same argument each football Sunday—who’s going to get the wings?

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Dickey’s Rolling Out Deals for March Madness

From the first tip off to cutting down the net after the National Championship Game, barbecue restaurant, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is making sure fans don’t miss any of the action during this year’s March Madness.

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Celebrate March Madness with Buffalo Wild Wings

March is finally here, and this year, so is March Madness. To celebrate the return of the NCAA basketball tournament, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW), the Official Chicken Wing of March Madness, is offering a series of promotions to fuel the excitement.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Is About To Change the Sports-Betting Experience

The company announced a deal with MGM Resorts International and its sports-betting venture, Roar Digital, on a multi-year partnership it claimed could “revolutionize” the sports-bar experience.

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Dirty Bones Opening in Fort Worth on March 17

At a time when it’s needed more than ever, Fort Worth is about to get a dose of fun when Dirty Bones opens on March 17 (coincidentally, St. Patrick’s Day). Centered around an immersive experience for enjoying wings, sports and friends, Dirty Bones is a win for every occasion.

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Thirsty Lion Roars Into Future with Online Food Hall

Concept Entertainment Group executives John Plew and Keith Castro considered the idea of an online food hall before the pandemic. But like most of the industry, COVID-19 forced theoretical considerations to become actual strategies.

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Independent Restauranteurs Are Embracing Ghost Kitchens

Chef-driven virtual concepts are breaking into this chain-dominated segment.

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How To Start a Buffalo Wing Restaurant

Fried and coated in sauce, Buffalo wings can make a tasty snack, party or anytime food. Success with a new Buffalo wing restaurant requires significant planning and hard work, however.

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