Break out the blue cheese dressing.
Wet wipes at the ready: It’s National Chicken Wing Day, and restaurants around the country are serving up great deals to help you celebrate.
According to the National Chicken Council, an estimated 28 billion traditional bone-in chicken wings are expected to be eaten in 2016, and during the Super Bowl alone, 1.3 billion, or 162.5 million pounds were consumed. That’s a 3%, or 37.5 million wing, increase from last year.
So whether you like your wings hot, spicy, or sweet, here’s a round-up of places offering free or discounted wings:
- Buffalo Wild Wings is offering half-priced wings on Friday, but is also offering a $300 gift card if you share a photo of yourself at a Buffalo Wild Wings location on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BDubsWingDay by July 29.
- Hooters also has an all-you-can-eat special for National Chicken Wing Day, offering endless traditional wings for $14.99 or boneless wings for $12.99 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
- Wingstop is slated to give five free classic or boneless wings to all customers who place a wing order during lunch between 11 a.m. and 2p.m.
- If you buy wings at East Coast Wings on July 29, you’ll get a coupon for five free wings between July 31 and August 4.
- Get endless wings at P.J. Whelihan’s for $14.99 on Friday.
- Buy 10 wings, get five free at WingHouse Bar and Grill on National Chicken Wing Day.
- Get 59 cent wings at Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar.
- Quaker Steak & Lube guests can enjoy all you can eat wings for $15.49 per person on July 29 at its locations in New Jersey.
Buffalo, N.Y. is the birthplace of chicken wings—that’s why they’e often called Buffalo wings. According to the National Chicken Wing website, wings were usually reserved for soup stock, but in 1964, an enterprising chef tossed a few in butter and hot sauce after they were deep fried, and created an instant finger-food classic.