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The Retail Rundown: Super Sunday Promotions 

The Super Bowl ranks as the second biggest eating occasion of the year, behind Thanksgiving. To prepare for this weekend's celebrations, circulars are brimming with promotions on items like finger foods, party trays, and beverages ahead of the showdown between Kansas City and San Francisco. 

The National Chicken Council (NCC) projects chicken wing consumption for Super Bowl LVIII at 1.45 billion wings, unchanged from last year's record level. Americans are more likely to prefer eating bone-in wings (53%) than boneless wings, based on the NCC’s survey findings.

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Feb 7 7:19 AM, UB Newswires



Popeyes® Launches First Super Bowl Commercial Featuring New Wings

Popeyes® has unveiled its first-ever Super Bowl commercial featuring actor, writer, and comedian Ken Jeong trying the famous brands’ new Wings for the first time.

The funny commercial is based on Jeong, who cryogenically froze himself 52 years ago waiting for the best-ever wing to be created. Jeong is unfrozen to discover Popeyes has permanently launched Wings in five delicious flavors – along with many other changes from 52 years ago, including drones, driverless cars, scooters, and new breeds of doodle dogs...

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Feb 6 10:24 AM, Urner Barry


Americans to Eat 1.45 Billion Chicken Wings for the Big Game

With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no hotter time for chicken wings. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2024 Wing Report, Americans will devour 1.45 billion wings while watching Kansas City and San Francisco battle for the championship trophy.

“Football is great. Wings are great. But they’re even better together,” said Council spokesman Tom Super. “Sure, you can have your chips, your guacamole, your pizza. But when it comes to menus next Sunday, wings rule the roost...

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Jan 31 10:56 AM, Urner Barry


Spice Up Your Resolutions: Wingstop Declares Dry Rub January a Month of Flavorful Indulgence

As millions of Americans embrace the Dry January trend, Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) boldly declares that flavor cannot take a backseat. With many resolutions for 2024 being about adding something to your life, Wingstop introduces Dry Rub January – challenging fans to indulge in Wingstop's signature dry rubs on cooked-to-order wings, chicken tenders and chicken sandwiches all month long, for a flavor experience to enhance the New Year.

Between Wingstop's three iconic dry rub flavors, there are plenty of seasonings for fans to get their...

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Jan 5 8:01 AM, Urner Barry


Wingstop Names Chris Fallon Chief Information Officer

Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) named Chris Fallon as SVP, Chief Information Officer today, charged with leading the brand's enterprise and restaurant technology solutions, IT infrastructure and information security.

Chris is an experienced technology leader, where his responsibilities spanned retail back-of-house, corporate, licensed stores and CPG technologies at Starbucks over his 14-year tenure. Most recently, Chris served as Chief Information Officer at Fortune Brands Water Innovations, overseeing the Moen and House of Rohl businesses.

"Wingstop's category of one position is further strengthened by our tech-forward strategy and vision to digitize every...

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Dec 14 9:31 AM, Urner Barry


Popeyes® Crashes the Wing Game Adding Five Flavors Permanently to the Menu

Today, with 51 years of expertise and the industry benchmark Chicken Sandwich under its belt, Popeyes announces the permanent introduction of Wings to menus nationwide. Starting this Wednesday, chicken wing enthusiasts across the nation can savor five signature flavors with varying degrees of kick - Honey BBQ, Roasted Garlic Parmesan, Signature Hot, Ghost Pepper, and Sweet 'N Spicy - each one a testament to the brand's commitment to innovation, flavor, and its Louisiana roots.

“At Popeyes, we like to challenge the status quo and are consistently... 

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Nov 22 11:22 AM, Urner Barry


Pei Wei Asian Kitchen launches 3 New Game-Changing Wing Flavors

3 New Wing flavors hit Pei Wei Asian Kitchen's menu!

Flavor continues to take flight at Pei Wei Asian Kitchen with the addition of 3 new Wing flavors! Following the spectacular success of their recent menu addition, Honey Sriracha Wings, 3 brand new wing flavors in 3 different size options are landing on Pei Wei's menu.

On November 15th, Pei Wei will be introducing a brand-new menu featuring Sticky Wings, Spicy Korean BBQ Wings, and Mango Habanero Wings...

 

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Nov 15 2:45 PM, Urner Barry


Wingstop Pairs Spicy and Sweet with New Maple Sriracha Flavor

Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ: WING) added Maple Sriracha to its flavor roster for a limited time beginning today, with the perfect, unexpected pairing of sweet and heat. The new flavor attracts two opposites, uniting sweet maple with a fiery Sriracha heat, available on cooked-to-order, sauced-and-tossed chicken sandwiches, classic or boneless wings, and crispy tenders.

The Flavor Experts have seen the success of sweet heat flavor profiles, with menu staple Mango Habanero and fan-obsessed Hot Honey Rub, a previously offered limited-time only flavor...

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Nov 7 8:05 AM, Urner Barry


BurgerFi Introduces a New Wingman, Jumbo Chicken Wings

WTF… Wings Take Flight at BurgerFi®, owned by BurgerFi International, Inc. The better burger brand has an official wingman, fresh, never-frozen jumbo chicken wings. Starting Wednesday, November 1, 2023, all participating locations will now serve three flavors of Chicken Wings and four types of BurgerFi Bowls, as permanent menu additions to the restaurants. To add to the menu innovation, BurgerFi will also launch a seasonal White Chocolate Peppermint Shake for a limited time only.

"Our chef-crafted and sensationally indulgent menu strategy makes our new chicken wings the perfect...

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Oct 31 12:13 PM, Urner Barry


Sonny's BBQ Redefines BBQ Classics with BBQ Tour Inspired by Regional Flavors

Sonny's BBQ, the purpose-driven BBQ restaurant known for quality BBQ and spreading kindness in the communities they serve, introduced today the BBQ Tour Sampler, a new limited time menu offering. Inspired by the legendary flavors of some of the best barbecue in the country, Sonny's BBQ Pitmasters created this new offering as a tribute to their favorite regional barbecue styles and dishes.

The BBQ Tour Sampler features a generous helping of three proteins, each with their own unique regional flavor profile: Carolina Pulled Pork...

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Oct 30 9:20 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger's Halloween Store is the One-Stop Shop for a Frighteningly Fresh Holiday

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared Halloween deals and scary season inspiration sure to haunt customers all month long. From variety candy bags to pumpkins and wicked cosmetics, Kroger is the one-stop shop for all the Halloween essentials.

"Halloween should be scary, but the prep doesn't have to be," said Stuart Aitken, senior vice president and chief merchant and marketing officer. "Whether you're stocking up for trick-or-treaters, planning a party or a monster movie night at home, Kroger has all the ghostly...

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Oct 12 7:59 AM, Urner Barry


KFC Scored a Touchdown with New Hot & Spicy Wings- Get 8 for Just $4.99

Just in time for football season, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is launching new Hot & Spicy Wings at an unbeatable price – get 8 for just $4.99 beginning Sept. 10 for a limited time only.* While others have wings for football season, none offer finger lickin’ good heat and delicious taste for this value.

The new KFC Hot & Spicy Wings are spicy marinated and double hand-breaded in KFC's signature Extra Crispy™ breading, creating the perfect amount of spice with each satisfying crunch...

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Sep 11 9:27 AM, Urner Barry


Wingstop's New Cajun Meal Deal Offers Everything Fans Crave, Smothered in Extra Flavor

Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) launched the Cajun Meal Deal today – a new menu innovation that packs everything fans crave into one easy-to-indulge box, smothered in extra flavor. Only available at Wingstop, the meal comes in fans' choice of a cooked-to-order chicken sandwich, classic wings, boneless wings or crispy tenders with craveable loaded fries, drizzled with Wingstop's signature ranch, melty cheese and bold Cajun seasoning.

Available in U.S. restaurants for a limited time, this meal – complete with a cold beverage...

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Aug 30 7:56 PM, Urner Barry


Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux Introduces Bone-In Wings to Its Menu for First Time in Two Decades 

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, the renowned sports restaurant and bar concept committed to providing guests with an unparalleled dining experience is pleased to announce after two decades of "winging it" with just boneless wings, the brand is introducing three mouthwatering flavors of bone-in wings to its menu, Buffalo, Sweet Chili and Lemon Pepper Dry Rub, for the first time in its history, finally picking the bone with Walk-On's fanatics and letting traditional wings walk-on to the menu roster beginning August...

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Aug 29 7:48 AM, Urner Barry


Turn up the Heat! Native Grill & Wings Partners with Kickstand Cocktails for Annual Gridiron Classic

Native Grill & Wings, known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere, today announces its annual Gridiron Classic fall menu. This year, Native will raise the stakes by partnering with Kickstand Cocktails, the spice-forward vodka canned cocktail brand. The limited menu featuring Kickstand Cocktails flavors and giveaways is available now and will run through Dec. 17.

The Gridiron Classic’s limited-time menu items are sure to provide fans an authentic tailgating experience, regardless of their proximity to the field. Playing into classic football fare, Native...

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Aug 24 7:31 AM, Urner Barry


Wingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Wingstop Inc. today announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended July 1, 2023.

Highlights for the fiscal second quarter 2023 compared to the fiscal second quarter 2022:

  • System-wide sales increased 27.8% to $809.8 million
  • 50 net new openings in the fiscal second quarter 2023
  • Domestic same store sales increased 16.8%
  • Domestic restaurant AUVs exceeded $1.7 million
  • Digital sales increased to 65.2%
  • Total revenue increased 27.9% to $107.2 million
  • Net income increased 21.6% to $16.2 million, or $0.54 per diluted...
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Aug 2 2:57 PM, Urner Barry


Hot Ones Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day With Expanded Spicy Wing Delivery In NYC and Philly

Signs of deflation are becoming more prevalent across China, heaping extra pressure on Beijing to reignite growth or risk falling into an economic trap it could find hard to escape.

While the rest of the world tussles with inflation, China is at risk of experiencing a prolonged spell of falling prices that -- if it takes root -- could eat into corporate profits, sap consumer spending and push more people out of work. Its effects would ripple across the globe, easing...

 

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Jul 31 8:39 AM, Urner Barry


Zaxby's Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with Free Bone-In Wings

Saucy chicken chain Zaxby's® is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day with a special "Buy One, Get One" offer for an order of 10 Traditional Wings—classic bone-in wings tossed in one of Zaxby's eight signature sauces and served with a side of Ranch dressing. The offer is valid on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2023, via the Zaxby's app. Zaxby's 10 Traditional Wings start at $12.99. Prices may vary by location.

"This National Chicken Wing Day we're doubling down with a BOGO, so you...

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Jul 28 9:14 AM, Urner Barry


Get Lost in Flavor, Not Sauce: Pilgrim's Garlic Parm Chicken Wings Promise Plenty of Taste

According to a recent report, Americans eat more than 28 million chicken wings per year. That's a lot of wings! Pilgrim's is helping wing lovers "Get Lost in Flavor, Not Sauce" with the introduction of its new no-sauce, full-flavor Garlic Parm Chicken wing to shake up your summer menu.

These new "mega meaty" wings arrive just in time for National Wing Day (July 29) and will be available at Costco locations throughout the northeast United States. The wings are marinated and seasoned with...

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Jul 26 2:15 PM, Urner Barry


Did Someone Say Free Wings?

With the best chicken wings in town, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings, owned by BurgerFi International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW) (“BurgerFi”), believes their wings are so delicious and fresh guests need an entire week to celebrate them, not just one day. Beginning July 24 through the 30th (not JUST National Chicken Wing Day of July 29th), wing fans can get sauced with Anthony’s mouth-watering wing specials.

Guests who sign up or sign into Anthony’s Coal Fired Club Rewards program and purchase chicken wings from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July, 30 will receive a...

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Jul 21 9:30 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Is Chicken Wing Demand a Slam Dunk this March Madness?

Yesterday tipped off March Madness, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament that runs through April 3. This tournament typically increases the consumption of game-day foods like chicken wings, particularly at foodservice outlets.

This year, however, wing demand leading up to this year's 84th annual edition of the tournament appears to be lackluster, according to Urner Barry market reporter Matt Busardo.

“It’s important to note that with wings moving into March Madness, it’s not like the Super Bowl where...

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Mar 15 8:28 AM, UB Newswires







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