Puppy Bowl Party Planner


Hopefully by now you’ve already placed your order for the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 5th, or whatever big game you plan to watch that day. You and your squad should have plenty of wings, appetizers, and dips to enjoy on game day. If not, stop what you’re doing and call your local Wild Wing Cafe right now.

Now that you’re back, let’s talk about everything else you need to make game day wild.

1. Beer: …Duh.

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2. Liquor: For drinkers on diets.

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3. Mixers: For your health.

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4. Ice: Keep those beverages cooler than a cucumber.

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5. Cups: For holding all of these liquids, obviously.

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6. Plates: Get small ones. This way Karen can’t eat all of the dip by herself.

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7. Coolers: Because you don’t want to have to clean out your fridge. It’s the weekend.

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8. Bottle openers: For the craft beer snobs who won’t put twist caps on their bottles.

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9. Coasters: No one is going to use them, but you can say you tried.  

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10. Super Bowl Squares: If your team isn’t playing and you’re not betting, we assume you’re just there for the wings. Tip of the hat to you.

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11. Tough guy to make sure everyone pays up: Probably someone named Vlad.

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12. T-shirt cannon: Why not? It’s a party. Right?

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13. Confetti: It’s like virtual reality. You’ll feel like you’re on the field at the end of the game.

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14. Champagne: See 13.

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15. A designated driver/Uber/Lyft/Taxi: Your party MVP. This individual deserves all of the gold stars and a generous tab at the bar next time he’s out at The Wing with you.

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16. Beer: Don’t run out.

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For those of you who won’t be invited back by last year’s Puppy Bowl party host, you’re welcome to come to The Wing. We heard all about your touchdown dance after you slapped Todd’s plate out of his hand last year in the first quarter. It’s ok, we forgive you even if Todd doesn’t.


The Next Big Thing at The Wing

We know you loved our limited-time burger builds, and you’re digging into those potato pile ups every Sunday, but it’s time to get ready for the next big addition to the #FootballAtTheWing menu. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the photoshoot for our next limited time offer.

Tell us in the comments what you think is on these sandwiches and you could win a gift card to come try them all!

10 Types of Football Fans at The Wing

We don’t think there’s a better place to catch all the action this football season than Wild Wing Cafe (Of course, we’re a little biased). If you’ve never come out to The Wing for a game before, let us show you the lay of the land.

There are certain characters that you’re going to run into and we just want to make sure you’re mentally prepared to handle these folks. Some are intense, some are obnoxious, but all are wild and we love them just the same.

1. The Yeller

Are they winning? Are they losing? Was it a big play, or a two-yard gain on 1st down? You’ll never know. This guy keeps it turned up to 11 all day long.

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2. The Obscure Reference Guy

He’ll just blindside you with some reference that leaves everyone dumbfounded. “Remember the Vikings Left Tackle from 1976? You look just like him.”

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3. The Fantasy Dork

Their existence is rooted in conflict. He wants his real team to win, but not at the cost of his fantasy team.


4. The Bandwagon Fan

It’s possible that this guy buys 32 jerseys every year. Every Sunday he has a new favorite team. He flip-flops like a trout that just hopped into your boat.


5. The Homer

You have to respect this guy’s loyalty. If you’re in his bar rooting against his team, you’re going to know you don’t belong there. If his team loses, you should probably keep one eye over your shoulder in the parking lot.


6. The Glory Days Guy

Says things like, “This isn’t even football anymore!” or the timeless classic “Back when I played…” Buy this guy some wings so he has a good reason to keep his mouth shut.


7. The Theif

The Thief flies under the radar. Ever feel like you’re hungrier than you should be after eating 12 wings? Well you may have lost 4 of them last time your team scored and you had to chest bump every stranger within 10 feet of you.


8. The “I forgot it’s Sunday” Guy

Shows up to The Wing expecting to enjoy a laid back lunch and some music, quickly realizes he’s made a mistake.


9. The I-don’t-want-to-be-here guy

We all have that one friend who doesn’t care about sports and reluctantly tags along the first few Sundays of the season. By week 6, he’s polished up on the art of the Irish Goodbye and you won’t see him again until February.


10. The Serial High-Fiver

Your team did well? HIGH FIVE! My team did well! HIGH FIVE! Those wings look awesome! HIGH FIVE! Your wife texted you? HIGH FIVE!


When you come watch football at The Wing we have just the wild you need, no matter how wild you are. Can’t wait to see you for kickoff, wingers!

10 people you play Fantasy Football With

Hopefully this isn’t your first year playing fantasy football, but if it is – get ready to meet your leaguemates. If you have played before and can’t identify a person in your league with a certain character, you probably are that character.

The Astronaut

Call Mission Control: This space cadet can’t seem to figure out it’s his turn now, and Adrian Peterson was taken 10 picks ago. You might as well draft for him.

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The Insider

Somehow he knows about the one time a QB2/WR3 played together at a camp in college, and totally lit it up. And somehow his prediction that these two will click and launch themselves to QB1/WR1 status by week 3, comes true. He does this every year.

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The Unfortunate One

This is generally a commissioner who has run the league for years, but never found a way to win. Each year he puts in solid research, has a strong team, but always drafts the best player to miss 8 weeks of the season and cost him a decent playoff seed. But don’t worry; this is gonna be “his year.”


The Muncher

This is the guy who knew exactly where he wanted to have his draft. His cheat sheets are covered in wing sauce. He uses his sleeve as a napkin, and his version grazing looks more like feast mode than anything else. Of course when you draft at Wild Wing Cafe, how can you blame him?


The Hater

You’re drafting ninth, but somehow Aaron Rodgers is still on the table. After selecting him, this guy has the next pick. Suddenly he’s claiming you made a terrible pick because of Rodgers’ performance in a social media video with his girlfriend. He’ll say anything to belittle everyone’s decision making.

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The Envious One


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The Against-the-Grain One

“This is the year, man, Sam Bradford is finally going to be a top 5 QB, I can feel it.” This and other sentiments about dramatically underachieving players will follow each of their picks.

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The Fluke Champ

For one year, this person looked like an absolute wizard. They forever live in that one glory year. Since going 18-1 and winning the league, they’re 5-59.

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The Bro

He drafts Gronk in the first round. Makes sense. Then in the second round, he selects Johnny Manziel. Quickly, everyone realizes this dude is just drafting the all-party team.

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The Science Guy

This genius built an algorithm that drafts for him and sets his lineup each week. He’s basically a cyborg. He finishes first or second every year. Robots are taking over; not just industry, but fantasy too.

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When you have your draft at Wild Wing Cafe, we’ve got just the wild you need, no matter what role you play in your league. Get free food, draft kits, and more. Visit our website WildWingCafe.com/DraftParty to reserve a draft party today.


The 10-Step Guide To Enjoying The Hottest Wings

STEP 1: The Desire

It’s like a fever and the only prescription is more hot sauce. You can’t be on the fence about ordering the most extreme hot wings. You have to be committed physically and prepared mentally.


STEP 2: The Order

As soon as you open up that menu, there it is. Your stomach guides your eyes to the exact order it needs right now. Why does this menu even have more than one page? More than one item? They should just show you a picture of hot wings and a cold beer, you nod your head to the server,  end of transaction.


STEP 3: The Wait

For the brave, this is the most painful part of our hot-wing-enjoyment process. Waiting for those fresh, crispy, saucy, tender, deep-fried delights to be dropped on your table…we feel your pain.


STEP 4: The Delivery

You and the server lock eyes. He looks down at the plate, then back at you. You look down at the plate, then back at him. It’s time. Your excitement is ready to boil over. When those wings hit the table you’re going to tackle them harder than J.J. Watt.


STEP 5: The Bouquet

The aroma of our hottest sauce, Braveheart, will make a grown man cry. As legend has it, the Brawny man wept so hard after catching a wiff of our sauce, he cut down a tree and created the most durable paper towels to dry his tears. It should be noted, in his case they were tears of joy.


STEP 6: The Initial Bite

After rubbing your hands together like a villain, it’s time to dive in. Your teeth break through that crispy, juicy meat and the sauce engulfs your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, finger tips, and the corners of your mouth. You start feeling a burning sensation in parts of your mouth you didn’t know had nerve endings. This is nirvana.


STEP 7: The Devouring

These next nine wings slide down your gullet like a pelican swooping down into the bayou to grab the catch of the day. You’re in the zone. There’s no pain here, just pleasure.


STEP 8: The Final Chowdown

That invincible feeling abandons you around the 11th wing (or hour, if you will). You’ve come this far, but you’ve hit the wall of fire. This is where you earn your place at the grown-up table. You don’t know where your belly ends and your legs begin, but you know you need to finish these wings.


STEP 9: The Cool Down

Congratulations, you played yourself. You thought after finishing 12 wings smothered in our hottest sauce that there wouldn’t be consequences? Wrong. Your finger tips, lips and mouth are on fire. Water won’t help and beer will only numb the pain. Milk, bread, and sugar are the only things that can save you now.


STEP 10: The Relief

A full loaf of bread and a half gallon of milk later, you’re back and ready to take on the world. Remember, these wings are only for the wildest of the wild.

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The Wild Wing Story #TBT

Wild Wing Cafe was born at the beach.

On South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, to be exact, where vacationing families and laid back locals flocked to the town’s first-ever restaurant to serve gourmet chicken wings and buckets of ice cold beer.

The Original Wild Wing Cafe – on the duck pond in Coligny Plaza!

That was back in 1990. But the real story started years before then in Atlanta, where a couple of advertising executives treated 300 guests to decadent homemade party food every Super Bowl Sunday. We’re talking, the Super Bowl spread of all party spreads. And what were the first dishes that consistently disappeared year after year?  Hopefully you guessed wings! And lots of them. Platters of flavored chicken wings served alongside a homemade bleu cheese dressing. Not too big of a surprise really, because these old family recipes were unlike anything food-loving crowds had tasted at the time.

Hosting, entertaining and dining on deliciously fun food always came naturally to Dianne & Cecil Crowley (and it still does!). So when they moved to the beach (because Atlanta traffic…), they were surprised to discover there wasn’t a single restaurant serving up hot wings, cold beer and good times.

So they created it.

The first Wild Wing Cafe opened in the late 1990s with eight sauces and rubs. Back then, flavored chicken wings weren’t the only thing considered a rarity at the restaurant. Our founders were among a minority when it came to preparing popular bar foods like nachos and onion rings using fresh rather than packaged ingredients. It was a lot of work, to say the least.

But it was also a big hit.

As the restaurant has grown into a multi-unit company, and the company into a much-loved wings franchise, we’ve stayed true to our roots. While other restaurants are content to use pre-processed frozen foods reheated in microwaves, every Wild Wing Cafe serves great homemade food. Dressings, wing sauces, dips and more are made fresh every single day.

We also continue to operate by the belief that we have our people—employees, franchisees and loyal customers—to thank for the tremendous success of Wild Wing Cafe. Without them, the vision of two advertisers-turned-restauranteurs may never have become the growing franchise it is today…one that thrives on a mouthwatering menu of signature homemade dishes, fresh ingredients, an extensive beer list always served ice cold, and, of course, plenty of fantastically flavored wings and good times!