I LOVE CHICKEN WINGS! They are great with so many different kinds of flavors and fit any type of eating occasion. Appetizers, bar food, pre-reception snack, late night craving, pizza's best friend, the list goes on and on. Ever since discovering Wingstop last year, I've found that their wings (add on the fries while you're at it) make for a pretty good meal when you are both hungry and on the hunt for good chicken wings.
Since I've always known wings to be food eaten on the side, I was a bit thrown off by this idea of Wingstop. So you just eat wings and fries? Cool. The ten wing combo for $9 will set you right. You get to pick two flavors, and you get ten wings, a basket of fries and a drink. This should be enough to satisfy your need for wings at any given moment. My personal favorite in terms of flavors are the lemon herb, garlic parmesan, and hot wings. If you're a spicy fanatic, there are two more flavors that go further in spice - the cajun and atomic. Cajun is doable - but atomic is plain stupid. I got this once, and could only eat two wings before having to throw my whole order away because I could no longer hang.
Before my tips, I'll have to note that Wingstops vary in quality. Some places, the wings are great - other places, the wings are either small, dry or overcooked. So watch out and keep on the hunt for decent branches.
Some tips for ordering:
Call ahead. Wings take time to make, so it'll be painful if you order and have to wait 15 minutes for your order while you watch all the other people chow on their food while you salivate on the courtesy wait bench.
Get it to go. If you can, get it to go. In my opinion, the atmosphere at wingstop is kind of beat. This is NOT buffalo wild wings where there is a bar, nice music, and social crowd like atmosphere building as you eat. No. This is a fast food joint. If you're too hungry, eat there. If you're with a group - take it back somewhere. Plus, I'm always a bit grossed out that they have the roll of toilet paper there. People with messy hands leave their mess on the part of the toilet paper they have to hold to tear off what they take. Nasty.
10 Wing Combo. You should be good with this one. If you're hungry, you can add on another 5 for $5 I think. Could be wrong. I recommend getting a level of spicy wings (mild, spicy, cajon, atomic) and then try one of their other flavors (honey bbq, garlic parm, lemon, etc.) What's kind of whack here is that they charge for ranch. You're a wing stop joint! Be ready for that.
Basically - if you're hungry...come here. If you're trying to go out and have a good time, maybe drink a little bit and hang with friends, stick with the a bar/lounge.
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Angelo Ignacio (angelodignacio)
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Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. is a chain of nostalgic, aviation-themed restaurants where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop locations are decorated following a 1930's and 40's "pre-jet" aviation theme. The restaurant chain was founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas (a suburb of Dallas, TX), and began offering franchises in 1998. Since then, Wingstop has grown into a chain with more than 600 restaurants either open or in development. The chain has its headquarters in Richardson, Texas.
Wingstop's national spokesman is Troy Aikman, three-time Super Bowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame inductee.
Wingstop was acquired by Gemini Investors in 2003, who sold it to Roark Capital Group in 2010.